Protégé Bb Clarinet

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  • The ultimate step-up clarinet

    The Protégé is your foot in the door to college or the perfect teaching companion. Featuring unstained, naturally-aged grenadilla wood, the barrel, body and bell are all crafted in Canada from the exact same wood used for our professional and custom clarinets.

    The Protégé features a professional finish, undercut tone holes, a New Traditional Barrel and Backun Bell. Water resistant black Valentino pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap ring, and a durable backpack case rounds out an impressive list of features at an even more impressive price.




Free Shipping to Canada

All orders over $175 ship free to Canada, and returns are quick and easy.

14 Day Test Drive

Grab the keys to your new sound, and go for a joy ride! You've got 14 days to fall in love.

Play Better Guarantee

Not fully satisfied? Then neither are we! You can return your product within 14 days.

Your Mouthpiece Matters Most

After having a solid foundation of skills, the mouthpiece is the most important part of your clarinet.

Vocalise is the only mouthpiece designed and made in Canada, by the company that puts your performance first.

Because better sound means better music.

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Kacey U.
United States United States
Backun Clarinet

Beautiful Sound

Backun Canada Protégé Bb Clarinet Review
Kenan A.
United States United States
Beautiful sound

Love the sound and ease of playing. Such a beautiful clarinet!

Joshua B.
United States United States
Backun Protege Clarinet First Impressions

I have just received my Backun protege clarinet in the mail and began to play on it. It feels really smooth and has a much darker tone than my other wood clarinet. I have had a few issues in the altissimo register but I will give it a few weeks of playing on the instrument before I ask about it.

Backun Canada Protégé Bb Clarinet Review
Backun Canada

Hi Joshua, I hope you're still loving your new clarinet and that the concern about the high notes has resolved. If not, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support at! Sean

Bonnie R.
Canada Canada
My new cocobolo gold Protege is gorgeous

This is a beautiful clarinet and after the first ten minutes of playing I love its rich, full sound. The keys are lovely to play and although I am a beginning clarinetist (1 month) I am looking forward to learning on this marvelous instrument.

Susanne A.
Germany Germany
Protégé Grenadilla with golden Keys

I have had a Buffet RC....and now I am finally happy about the change. More dynamics, more expression, easyier to play - I love it!

Christopher A.
Excellent Instrument!

While I ended up focusing on bassoon, I've always missed my days as a would-be woodwind doubler. Not being familiar with the Backun name, I happened upon some Corrado Giuffredi videos on YouTube and was struck by the beautifully warm, even quality of his sound! I did some research on Backun clarinets and listened to others who play these lovely instruments and decided I needed to get back into playing. I've been on the look out for a Backun that would fit well with me and was lucky enough to come across the Backun Protege in Cocobolo I have now! I may be a bit rusty, but the luscious tone of the Cocobolo (paired with a Vocalise CG) and ease of playing definitely has me inspired and excited to be playing again.

Backun Canada Protégé Bb Clarinet Review