New pre owned stock fresh from the workshop!

ARCS Leblanc Opus 11 A £3200 ono

A rare chance to own an outstanding A clarinet. The original Opus 11 A has been greatly improved by the ARCS workshop and is now one of the best A clarinets you can find! It is fitted with the Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest but can be supplied with a standard adjustable on request. Supplied with the original 66 & 65mm barrels and the original Leblanc double case, there is an option to upgrade the case to a BAM trekking double case. These instruments in this condition are extremely rare so don’t hang around if you want one of the best A clarinets ever made!

Message to all our regular customers

In these difficult times it is easy to forget to have your instruments regularly serviced. Once you have had our full overhaul, we strongly suggest returning it to us between 12-18 months thereafter so we can keep your instruments in peak form and add any updates! As our materials and systems are quite unique it is vital that we carry out any servicing to keep your clarinet at the highest level possible

Our specialist wood treatment needs to be re-applied in this time scale to continue to protect your clarinet. The service costs just £99 and includes swedging and replacing pad centres if required as well as cleaning, oiling the keywork and re-sealing the wood and updating to the latest improvements

We are open for business and can offer to arrange courier collections for anyone who can’t travel to our workshop, please email for further details aroberts@theclarinet.co.uk


Help combat Covid

We have assessed this latest development in “safe” clarinet playing and are now stocking the BAM clarinet pull through priced at £15 + shipping

We all need to act responsibly and reducing the condensation/spit from our instruments is a big step towards this

This product is made from high-quality microfibers
Enhanced with Silver Nano technology:
Exceptional drainage- two different materials to maximise absorption

 Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
 Durable and long-lasting
 Easy cleaning with soap and water

One of my students has already made the joke -comes in two sizes…..Bflat and A !

This is however, the best solution to drying and keeping you and your clarinet safe we have seen so far

Latest customers reviews

Ebay can be a wonderful resource but Caveat Emptor-buyer beware.  Matthew Dickman’s experience below is all too common

“After purchasing a Buffet BC- 20 Clarinet from eBay I was having problems and sent my Clarinet to Andrew. After receiving the Clarinet Andrew informed me that there were far more problems than I initially perceived. There was everything from worn pads falling out, excessive play in the key work, badly fitted cork tenons to a very poorly repaired crack in the top joint & barrel. This Clarinet was described in the eBay listing as ‘fully serviced and correctly adjusted’ this was clearly not the case.


Andrew was incredibly helpful throughout the whole repair process. He supported me through the refund process and provided a full run down of the problems with the Clarinet resulting in me getting a partial refund helping to cover repair costs which I was ecstatic about.

After getting the Clarinet back from Andrew it plays beautifully and feels better than new! I could not recommend ARCS enough it was a pleasure to do business with Andrew, a first class service.”

Matthew Dickman

New Price!

We have delighted to say that we can now offer the last  remaining older Mk 2 model of the outstanding bass clarinet crooks with a 20% discount! The price for the MK3 and the Tosca are slightly higher, please call for the current prices for all models. If you haven’t tried one yet this is the time to see what it can do for your bass clarinet – it’s a bit like adding a turbo charger

Current stock list below

1 x Buffet MK2 SA HH gold plate



Sponsored artist

Andrew continues to represent and is sponsored by D’Addario, Selmer Paris, Behn Mouthpieces International and Das Blashaus. He is also a Silverstein Artist