Protégé Bb Clarinet

Fit and Sizing Chart
Exotic Hardwood
Grenadilla
Cocobolo
Key Finish
Silver
Gold
Configuration
  • The ultimate step-up clarinet

    The Protégé is your foot in the door to college or the perfect teaching companion. Featuring unstained, naturally-aged grenadilla wood, the barrel, body and bell are all crafted in Canada from the exact same wood used for our professional and custom clarinets.

    The Protégé features a professional finish, undercut tone holes, a New Traditional Barrel and Backun Bell. Water resistant black Valentino pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap ring, and a durable backpack case rounds out an impressive list of features at an even more impressive price.

 

 

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LH
09/24/2020
Lucy H.
Australia Australia
Protege Cocobolo with gold keys

I'm delighted with the performance and tone of this instrument, and it looks fantastic. I've had many envious comments! I recently had a minor problem with the provided swab, and contacted Backun purely to draw their attention to the small fault. Their response was immediate and generous. A wonderful company to deal with. Lucy, Australia.

EN
09/14/2020
Edward N.
United States United States
Protege

First impression an absolute thing of beauty. Mechanism feels solid and responsive. Will follow-up with more once played in. Thank you for a promise of quality delivered!

LL
08/25/2020
Laura L.
United States United States
WOW!

What an amazing clarinet. 25 years ago I bought a Buffet R-13, which I loved. Recently I found Backun clarinets on the internet and watched some YouTube reviews on them. Nothing but wonderful reviews. I decided to get one. I'm so happy I did. An amazingly easy to play a beautifully sounding instrument.

Backun Musical Services Protégé Bb Clarinet Review
TD
08/25/2020
Thomas D.
United States United States
Convinced

Needs some adjustments, but has great feel and tone. Bought with Eb key and fingers need to adjust.

TG
08/25/2020
Theron G.
United States United States
Protégé Grenadilla with Silver Keys

Recently decided to upgrade from my plastic student clarinet a Buffet Premier student clarinet. Initially I thought that I would move into an E13 or one more step up. But, I discovered Backun clarinets via a series of online clarinet lessons, which led to YouTube videos, and various other reviews. In the end, for the investment, decided to go with the Protégé. And, am thrilled with the customer service from Backun and Sean. Out of the box, played a few scales, and couldn’t believe the tone on this horn. Also, striking immediately was the ease of playing in the upper register. As others have said, almost as if you don’t have to try. Looking forward to many happy hours studying practicing and playing on this Backun.

CC
08/25/2020
Chloe C.
United States United States
Love It!

Great Clarinet!


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