Lumière Bb Clarinet

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  • The evolution of Backun

    The Lumière takes the clarinet to a level of breathtaking clarity and focus from the highest altissimo down through the low register. Less is more, as the Lumière flaunts European flair with uncompromising intonation and fluidity. Completely redesigned from the bell up, and the first clarinet to feature the new Backun Scale, this custom clarinet is a perfect match for those who desire the highest quality playing experience in a more traditional French-style instrument. Arching inline trill keys serve both form and function, moving the complex sculpted tone holes out of the waterline, while newly designed touch pieces offer a luxurious, refined feel. Among the finishing touches, custom leather pads make their first appearance on a Backun Clarinet, providing artists with unmatched response and feel.

  • Specs

    Available in B♭ and A, unstained grenadilla or cocobolo body with gold or silver keywork, or silver keys with gold posts. Automatic low F vent, removable left-hand A♭/E♭ lever. Lumière complex taper and tone holes. Approx. 852 g.

    Note

    We stock a limited number of custom instruments and most are built to order. Please contact us for availability. Once your order is confirmed you will receive updates from our sales team.

  • What's included?

    Two Lumière Barrels, one Lumière Bell, BAM Custom Case, Polishing Cloth, Swab and Cork Grease. (Mouthpiece not included.)

    How can I purchase locally?

    Please use our Dealer Locator to find a Backun dealer in your area.

    Do you offer trials?

    All online orders come with a 14 day trial starting from the day of delivery. All orders must be paid in full before shipment.

    How much is shipping?

    Shipping is free to Canada and the USA. International orders under $500 cost $49 to ship, but orders over $500 ship free.

    See our complete Store Policies.

    What is the warranty?

    Backun Custom Clarinets come with a two year warranty from the date of purchase.

    See complete warranty information.




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BL
04/12/2021
Brianna L.
Canada Canada
Lumiere Bb Clarinet

So far I am loving this clarinet! I played on the Protege Backun Bb clarinet for a few years, and decided to upgrade since I am almost done my music degree. I am so happy I did!

RT
03/10/2021
Roger T.
United States United States
Beatiful Tone

I have only been playing this Lumiere for six days now. I'm loving the tone quality and intonation. The Cocobolo body with silver and gold keywork are beautiful and very high quality and the mechanism is in perfect adjustment. After playing one brand of French-made clarinets for over 30 years, adapting to the left-hand pinky key positions is taking a little getting used to, but the sound quality is so worth a little adjusting on my part. Thanks for producing this innovative instrument.

LK
02/03/2021
Lisa K.
United States United States
Lisa K.

Performing in orchestral, chamber, solo, and recording settings, gradually I realized I was working too hard in terms of intonation. I decided that I would only change instruments or brands if I found an instrument that met my needs in terms of pitch while not compromising on sound quality. In the Lumiere, I found what I was looking for in pitch, but so much more. I have never played instruments with more consistent resistance, response, and tone. The sound is direct and focused, yet covered and warm. These horns can do all that I need as someone who performs contemporary and standard repertoire in a variety of settings. The Bb offers an effortless focus and projection, and the A has an ease and fluidity unlike anything I have experienced. When it comes to equipment, the goal is finding the horn and accessories that make it easiest for your voice to come through. Backun has streamlined that process for me--beautiful craftmanship with the performer in mind.

Backun Canada Lumière Bb Clarinet Review
AC
12/08/2020
Andrew C.
United States United States
Work of Art

I’m absolutely blown away by the vibrancy and complexity in the sound. The response and tonal evenness throughout the registers feels like a meticulously handpicked instrument, and then some. I was hoping for a supercar of clarinets, and I was not let down. Receiving this clarinet and starting to play on it has made all of 2020 a lot better for me!

Backun Canada Lumière Bb Clarinet Review
JB
11/23/2020
Jason B.
United States United States
Backun Lumiere Grenadilla Bb Clarinet

This instrument is by far, one of the most incredible clarinets that I have ever played on. Blows my mind!!!

JT
11/19/2020
Jose T.
United States United States
The Lumière - Amazing craftsmanship

I had the opportunity to try the cocobolo and granadilla Lumières. Although I preferred the granadilla version, I was amazed by the consistency of intonation in both clarinets. It’s very rare that you can get an amazing clarinet without trying many before finding a good one. The tone is beautifully clear, centered, and consistent throughout all registers. The throat notes sounds resonant and in tune without the need of resonant alternate fingers. Playing through all registers comes effortlessly and with the perfect amount of resistance. After trying various top models of a mayor brand without success in finding a great clarinet I have been fortunate to find in the first try the most amazing and beautiful instrument. Thanks Sean for suggesting the Lumière to me.

Backun Canada Lumière Bb Clarinet Review