The contrabass clarinet is the most imposing and majestic instrument in the clarinet family. Henri SELMER Paris remains the only manufacturer in the world to offer a professional contrabass clarinet elegantly fusing wood and metal. This unique combination gives the instrument an exceptional sound, combining the deep warmth of grenadilla wood with the solidity and brilliance of metal, creating an unrivalled musical experience.
Each Henri SELMER Paris contrabass clarinet is an exceptional work of art, meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of professional musicians. The carefully selected grenadilla wood for the body of the instrument guarantees a rich sound, while the silver-plated nickel keys offer durability and mechanical precision.
This exceptional instrument, the fruit of a long tradition of craftsmanship, offers musicians an incomparable choice: a powerful and rich woody sound.
Henri SELMER Paris started manufacturing clarinets in the 19th century (Place Dancourt, Paris) and since then has acquired a great reputation in the professional world.
This traditional know-how has been passed down from generation to generation in the Mantes-la-Ville manufacture, which has succeeded in combining innovation and tradition.
Today, a Selmer clarinet consists of 450 parts and requires a high level of craftsmanship.