Current Buffet-Crampon R13 Clarinet Inventory - 3/18/14

Current R13 Bb clarinet stock includes:buffet-crampon-r13
S#634680 - Nickel Keys
S#636044 - Nickel Keys
S#634729 - Nickel Keys
S#650657 - Nickel Keys
S#650658 - Nickel Keys
S#650672 - Nickel Keys
S#650684 - Nickel Keys
S#650699 - Nickel Keys
S#650705 - Nickel Keys
S#651165 - Nickel Keys
S#651617 - Nickel Keys

S#635830 - Silver Keys
S#645878 - Silver Keys
S#649075 - Silver Keys
S#649077 - Silver Keys
S#650152 - Silver Keys
S#650161 - Silver Keys

Current R13 A Clarinet stock:
S#648431 - Nickel Keys
S#650787 - Nickel Keys

S#633998 - Silver Keys

Visit our store, contact Brandon(AT)mmimports.com or call us at (800) 926-5587 for more information.

A new selection of Lorees has arrived!

loree-c3-akJust in time for the arrival of spring, we have a wide selection of brand new Loree Regular Royal and AK standard oboes in stock and ready for trials! These oboes are just in from Paris and have been set-up and play tested by our repair team and oboe specialists.  These are truly wonderful horns.

Now through the end of May 2014, if you purchase an instrument with us we'll be happy to offer a shipping rebate on your purchase!

Loree has long been the industry standard for orchestral performance. In 1881, François Lorée, the ex-foreman of Triebert, founded his own oboe factory. His son, Lucien took over the firm at his death in 1902.

Supported by Georges Gillet, teacher at the Paris Conservatoire, Lucien Lorée modernized the oboe and realized several inventions. The famous "Conservatory Plateau System" was one of these, and in 1906 it was quickly adopted by soloists around the world. Instrument manufacturer Raymond Dubois acquired the firm in 1925 but Lucien Loree still took an active part in production. Robert de Gourdon, Mr. Dubois’ son-in-law, joined the firm in 1935, and had the opportunity to work in close cooperation with Lucien Lorée. In 1967, Robert de Gourdon began to share his knowledge and expertise with his son, Alain, now chairman of the firm.

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Minnesota Orchestra Sibelius Giveaway!

Minnesota Orchestra SibeliusExperience a night with the Grammy Award winning Minnesota Orchestra with Osmo Vänskä at helm conducting Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4. We are giving away 2 tickets to the concert on Saturday March 29th, 2014  at 8pm at Orchestra Hall. These are floor seats and are extremely hard to get at this point in time.  These concerts will surely be an unforgettable evening of amazing music!

Entry is simple! Here are the rules - (click to read the rest of this entry for official rules)

  • 1 entry per person/family
  • No purchase necessary at the time of entry

The drawing will be held on Monday March 24th, 2014 - we will select a winner and runner-up.  Make sure you're in Minnesota or planning to be in Minnesota for the concert on the 29th.

To enter:

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Instrument Trial Shipping Rebate

Now through May 31st, 2014 we're pleased to offer an instrument trial shipping rebate! We have a large selection of new and used oboes, bassoons, and clarinets in stock and if you purchase an instrument now through the end of May we're please to refund your trial shipping costs on all standard ground shipping!

Right now we have a vast selection of new and used oboes with a new batch of Loree oboes arriving from Paris. We also have brand new Howarth, Marigaux, Fox, and Buffet oboes in stock and ready to ship for trials.

fox240In the bassoon department we have new Puchner pro bassoons, Takeda, Wolf, and Fox pro and Renard bassoons. We have quite the selection of Fox 240 bassoons here and available!

We are also stocking a large selection of Buffet R13 Clarinets in both nickel & silver plating. These instruments just arrived to us from Buffet and are ready for trials!

Here at Midwest Musical Imports we are musicians serving musicians. All of our instruments are under the care of experienced musicians specializing in their respective instruments. We work hard to get the highest quality instruments for all of your performance needs. Contact our instrumental specialists in the shop at 800.926.5587, or visit our Instrument Trials page for more information.