Best brands for woodwind instruments

Every musician or music enthusiast would want to have their personal musical instrument to enhance their skills through intensive song research and lots of time in practice, or even to be used for gigs or other related performances. You might consider acquiring your instrument but you must first assess every decision on what brand you are buying. 


Today’s market is flooded with different kinds or brands of woodwind instruments. They are available everywhere, in department stores, music stores, and even online markets. And of course, the price range and quality will always vary on the brands of every instrument. 


Well, let’s go over to the woodwind instruments. Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments generally categorized as wind instruments. Common examples include flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, and bassoon.

These are a few lists of the best brand of Woodwind instruments you might want to consider:

Yamaha 

Yamaha is the leading company when it comes to music instrument production. It is currently tagged as the greatest musical instrument manufacturer in the whole world, from pianos, digital keyboards, stringed-instruments, drum kits, and wind instruments. Generally, Yamaha stores are available worldwide so it has made it easy for the shoppers to go and shop for it.

The site will walk you through multiple options that provide significant information. Just click the “PRODUCT” section, you will find different types of instruments, and since we’re looking for woodwind instruments, select the Brass and Woodwind, and photos of woodwind instruments will be loaded. Now you can have the instrument of your choice.

The site also offers promotional deals by going to the “PROMOTION” section, and you can choose various promos offered by the sellers.

The “DEALER LOCATOR” will help you find authorized retailers near you.
And in terms of customer support, simply click the “SUPPORT” section for FAQs, parts, services, product registration, contact information, warranty information, etc. 

Conn-Selmer, Inc.

The company produces a large variety of instruments itself and through its brands. The Selmer Company continued to grow to acquire other brands and makers such as Vincent Bach, Buescher, Glaesel, Ludwig, Musser, Emerson, and William Lewis & Son.

You can also choose an instrument of your choice by clicking the “INSTRUMENT” section, wherein you can browse a large selection of band instruments such as baritones, bassoons, clarinets, cornets, euphoniums, flugelhorns, flutes, french horns, marching brass, oboes, piccolos, saxophones, and many more.

Dealer Locator is another highlight of their website where you will be directed to their authorized dealers close to your location.

For more details and information, just check in to the company’s Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and or Twitter account.

Gemeinhardt

Located in Elkhart, Indiana, Gemeinhardt Co. is recognized to be the music industry’s largest maker of woodwind instruments which specializes in flutes, piccolos, saxophones, and clarinets. Over the years, the company remained exceptional in terms of instrument production. 

Gemeinhardt Co. requires an account to enter the site and use the deal locator service. It is free and easy to create an account. Once you have created the account, you may simply have to log in here. There you will be able to perform several options, pretty much similar features to other sites.

The “SUPPORT” section of the page gave friendly reminders of some unauthorized sellers. Only dealers authorized by Gemeinhardt have committed and are qualified to render the best pre-sale and post-sale customer service and to sustain Gemeinhardt standards. This is to secure the clients that their products are genuine and of the best quality.

Keilwerth

Established in 1925, the Keilwerth brand, manufactured by Julius Keilwerth company from Germany, makes great professional saxophones. Over the years, Julius Keilwerth has enhanced a full range of saxophone models from the soprano to the bass. So if you are a Sax lover this might be helpful.

When you purchase the instrument, the company strongly advises you to register your instrument. You will fill up and submit the form provided by the company. The data is in the “WARRANTY” section. The company appreciates the value of your instruments so they want to make sure that the instrument is maintained in perfect condition.

All Julius Keilwerth instruments are covered by a two (2) year guarantee, against all manufacturing or material defects. But the guarantee is covered with few exemptions.
This includes:

  1. Damages caused by an external event (such as mold due to atmospheric conditions or corrosive effects due to sweat or saliva), nor parts subject to wear and tear such as pads.
  2. Damages caused by improper use of the instrument, meaning the disrespect of care and maintenance instructions. 
  3. Damages due to any physical influence Instruments handled by a non-authorized person, prior to the guarantee claim.
  4. Instruments handled by a non-authorized person, prior to the guarantee claim.

You can also reach them through their social media accounts; FB, Twitter and Instagram.

Buffet Crampon


Buffet Crampon, most famous for their clarinets, is a French manufacturer of woodwind musical instruments, including oboes, flutes, saxophones, English horns, and bassoons, and is considered to be a brand of choice for many professionals.


When you enter the website here, a load of features and information appears on your screen. Almost similar to the Keilwerth company, you will be advised to register your instrument. And a contractual guarantee is also featured. And the guarantee is only offered in a limited period of time which will take effect from the date of purchase.

The conditions of these guarantees are defined as:

Clarinet body & guaranteeCracks and Tenons
Wood2 years
Divine, Tosca, Prestige, Vintage, Tradition3 years
Plastic5 years
Green LinE10 years
Change of body after repair1 year
Oboe and English Horn body & guaranteeCracks and Tenons
Wood2 years
Student5 years
Green LinE10 years
Change of body after repair1 years


Of course, you can check their social media accounts for more info; FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Honorable Mentions


In addition to this, there are still plenty of fabulous brands available in the market that you still have to consider which I haven’t discussed on my lists. Yet you will still be able to search for them online and you can explore the entire group of legendary brands. Here are some high-quality brands in producing woodwind instruments to consider:

  1. VITO – made in Japan, almost identical to Yamaha saxophones.
  2. JUPITER – somewhat like a substantial version among other brands but they play nicely.
  3. CANNONBALL– generally made in Taiwan.
  4. EMMERSON – pretty standard band instruments along with Armstrong and Gemeinhardt.
  5. ARTLEY– famous for crafting affordable student-quality woodwind instruments.
  6. ROY SEAMAN – known to be a producer of the remarkable piccolo in the market.
  7. FOX – complete line of high-quality professional and student bassoons, oboes, English horns, and contrabassoons.
  8. LEBLANC – the company was a woodwind instrument manufacturer known mainly for its clarinets. 
  9. YANAGISAWA- Yanagisawa Wind Instruments Co., Ltd. is a Japanese woodwind instrument manufacturing company known for its range of professional-grade saxophones. Along with Yamaha, they are one of the leading manufacturers of saxophones in their country of origin.

Conclusion

All of them are motivated to make reasonable offers and deals to attract purchasers and generate more sales. Updating and enhancing their website from time to time to freshen up a few details are desirable.


Lastly, I would like to emphasize my final point of view. As the demand for woodwind instruments is growing, leading brand manufacturers and producers of the instruments, as well as their authorized and reputable dealers, compete for strategies to get the attention of the consumers. 

However, woodwind instruments are also broadly available on any online shopping site like” eBay, Amazon, wwbw.com, musiciansfriend.com, etc. Surely, you can choose whatever shopping type you are comfortable with.

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