Lumière A 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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MH
02/06/2020
M. Hagen
They Are Absolutely Amazing!!

I received a beautiful set of Lumiere Cocos today!! What a beautiful set!! Just wanted to say thank you in advance! I have enjoyed getting to know my Lumiere Grens – and they are absolutely amaaaazing!!

MH
02/06/2020
M. Hagen
They Are Absolutely Amazing!!

I received a beautiful set of Lumiere Cocos today!! What a beautiful set!! Just wanted to say thank you in advance! I have enjoyed getting to know my Lumiere Grens – and they are absolutely amaaaazing!!

DM
08/08/2019
Don M.
Thank you, Backun!

My new Lumière A clarinet in cocobolo is excellent in tuning and superb in its dynamic range, particularly with respect to its ability to play at previously difficult low dynamic levels. How wonderful to be able to play expressively without the constant attention to the vagaries of an instrument's tuning. I also have the feeling that I can "push" the dynamics if I need to without sacrificing tone and tuning. Thank you, Backun!

DM
08/08/2019
Don M.
Thank you, Backun!

My new Lumière A clarinet in cocobolo is excellent in tuning and superb in its dynamic range, particularly with respect to its ability to play at previously difficult low dynamic levels. How wonderful to be able to play expressively without the constant attention to the vagaries of an instrument's tuning. I also have the feeling that I can "push" the dynamics if I need to without sacrificing tone and tuning. Thank you, Backun!

WW
06/14/2019
Wesley W.
Unlike Anything I Have Ever Experienced

My Lumiere Grenadilla clarinets with Cocobolo barrel and bell have brought a new joy and freshness to my music making. The depth and variety of character one can create on these instruments is unparalleled, and the evenness of resistance, response, and intonation is unlike anything I have ever experienced before with a clarinet. I have performed with these instruments in concerto, orchestral, and chamber music settings, and their versatility make them ideal for all mediums. They have the perfect amount of “ping” which allows them to project when needed, yet they also have unmatched subtlety. All of this coupled with the wonderful craftsmanship and customer service you receive from Morrie, Joel, and the whole team make me so pleased to be involved with Backun! Thanks so much and keep up the great work!


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