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.
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.
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.
Two Lumière Barrels, one Lumière Bell, BAM Custom Case, Polishing Cloth, Swab and Cork Grease. (Mouthpiece not included.)
Wonderful sounding instruments.
The work done on this instrument is incredible. The action feels effortless under my fingers and the intonation is impeccable. The sound I can get from this is buttery smooth and it's exactly what I was looking for in a new instrument. And on top of all of that, the design is gorgeous!
Outstanding tone, response, and ease of playing
I played my previous clarinet for several years past its prime because I just couldn't find a match for the quality of tone and character for which I'd grown accustomed. Any new clarinet, even by the same maker, didn't have the same depth or character, and I found myself trying to talk myself into an inferior clarinet because I knew my clarinet was nearing the end of its playable life. That is until I tried the Lumiere clarinets. Backun Lumiere clarinets surpassed all of my expectations of playing ease, innovation, and engineering while delivering what I really desired -- that sound!"
This clarinet is BEAUTIFUL, in both aesthetic and function! Its has a smooth easy response and a complex dark tone. Every time I play it is exciting, and I'm still exploring its capabilities!
Love Them So Far!
I've had my instruments for about a week, and am loving the evenness and response as I break them in!