Lumière Bb Clarinet

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  • The evolution of Backun

    The Lumière takes the clarinet to a level of breathtaking clarity and focus from the highest altissimo down through the low register. Less is more, as the Lumière flaunts European flair with uncompromising intonation and fluidity. Completely redesigned from the bell up, and the first clarinet to feature the new Backun Scale, this custom clarinet is a perfect match for those who desire the highest quality playing experience in a more traditional French-style instrument. Arching inline trill keys serve both form and function, moving the complex sculpted tone holes out of the waterline, while newly designed touch pieces offer a luxurious, refined feel. Among the finishing touches, custom leather pads make their first appearance on a Backun Clarinet, providing artists with unmatched response and feel.

  • Specs

    Available in B♭ and A, unstained grenadilla or cocobolo body with gold or silver keywork, or silver keys with gold posts. Automatic low F vent, removable left-hand A♭/E♭ lever. Lumière complex taper and tone holes. Approx. 852 g.

    Note

    We stock a limited number of custom instruments and most are built to order. Please contact us for availability. Once your order is confirmed you will receive updates from our sales team.

  • What's included?

    Two Lumière Barrels, one Lumière Bell, BAM Custom Case, Polishing Cloth, Swab and Cork Grease. (Mouthpiece not included.)

    How can I purchase locally?

    Please use our Dealer Locator to find a Backun dealer in your area.

    Do you offer trials?

    All online orders come with a 14 day trial starting from the day of delivery. All orders must be paid in full before shipment.

    How much is shipping?

    Shipping is free to Canada and the USA. International orders under $500 cost $49 to ship, but orders over $500 ship free.

    See our complete Store Policies.

    What is the warranty?

    Backun Custom Clarinets come with a two year warranty from the date of purchase.

    See complete warranty information.





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AM
09/10/2020
anibal m.
United States United States
Amazing

Amazing piece of art. Best clarinet I have ever played.

JS
08/25/2020
Julie S.
United States United States
I Love Backun Clarinets!!!

A wonderful instrument.

JW
07/31/2020
Jeremy W.
United States United States
Amazing company, amazing products!

I've been buying Backun products for a couple years now, and I am continually surprised with the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail with every product I get. After spending some time playing on the Alpha and Protege models, I decided to purchase a Lumiere clarinet with the help of Mr. Sean Perrin, who was very kind and helpful when I had any questions. This clarinet is by far the best clarinet I have ever played on. The tone and core of the sound is smooth and solid in every resister, the keywork is very quiet and comfortable, the intonation is spot on, and so much more. I also want to give a shout out to Backun's assembly team and Erika for doing such a great job! When I received my clarinet in the mail, the presentation was more than I ever expected. Backun is an amazing company.

BH
07/20/2020
Brennan H.
Amazing

The Lumiere is the best instrument I have ever played. It displays a quality of intonation I never thought was possible on any woodwind instrument. It allows you to stop fighting the instrument and to put all your focus into being as expressive as possible.

SR
07/20/2020
Shawn R.
Great Clarinet

I had played on one of the major clarinet makers for 37 years. It was a big decision to change, but I'm so glad that I did it. The Lumiere is a remarkable clarinet. It plays in tune through all registers with incredible ease and sounds amazing while doing so.

SW
06/01/2020
Stephen W.
Many Thanks!

My thanks to Sean Perrin for his help before, during and after this purchase.


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