We're the good guys. The small family business that came out of nowhere. People said we were a fad. That we wouldn't be around in five years. But we persisted. And here we are, celebrating our fifteenth anniversary, making some of the finest woodwind products in the world. Our clarinets and accessories are as renowned as the artists who play them, yet we keep it simple. We let our products do the talking. Innovative designs. Precision manufacturing. Extraordinary craftsmanship. Unparalleled customer service. When you play Backun, you're a Backun Artist. Welcome to the family.
Backun Musical Services evolved out of necessity, not by design. A family business with humble roots as an instrument repair shop, Backun Musical was founded by Morrie Backun in 2000. Years later, our family name is known around the world for some of the most innovative woodwind products of the last century.
Focused on the future, we also look to the past for inspiration. The first Backun Barrel ever made was for Wes Foster, Former Principal Clarinet in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a protege of the late, Robert Marcellus. Wes had a vintage Clarinet in need of a barrel. Rather than purchase a stock model, Morrie crafted one from a block of cocobolo wood. Fifteen years later, Backun Barrels, and later Bells, Mouthpieces and Clarinets, have grown into some of the most sought-after woodwind products in the world.
Our promise of ‘Advancing the Art of Woodwinds’ is not something we take lightly. Every day is dedicated to our craft, using our skills and advanced technologies to help musicians reach the highest levels of excellence.
From exceptional aged woods to the purest metals, Backun Musical has become renowned worldwide for its dedication to making the finest woodwind instruments and accessories. Driven by this vision and fuelled by the ever-higher standards of our clients – each a proud Backun Artist – our company is constantly pushing the boundaries of art and acoustics. Small wonder that Backun Musical has become the go-to source for woodwind instrument and accessory designs around the world.
While our product line has grown over the years, what has not changed is our commitment to provide woodwind artists with exceptional products and outstanding customer service. Ask any of the legions of artists who play our products, and they’ll tell you why our knowledge and proprietary manufacturing techniques are in demand the world over.
From our first barrel to the bell; from our mouthpiece to the first Backun clarinet; we really are ‘Reinventing the Clarinet One Piece at a Time.’