Find Hand-Selected, High End Clarinets By Buffet-Crampon & Royal Global
From intermediate to professional, we stock the most exclusive clarinet brands and models, hand-selected and individually optimized to transform your playing.
Our New Annapolis Showroom
Conveniently located for folks in the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Annapolis area, our space is open to anyone that wants to experience a new clarinet or accessories before deciding to buy.
Exclusive, appointment-only access will be assisted by one of our Clarinet Specialists – all professional clarinetists with years of experience. Try any of our new and used clarinets, mouthpieces, bells, and barrels.
World-Class Clarinet Repair, Overhauls, & Restoration
From intermediate to professional, we service all major brands and models to peak performance.
Have your instrument serviced by clarinetists with decades of performance and top-level repair experience. Enjoy the precision adjustments, ease of play, and superior sound that will pour out from your instrument.
What Can You Expect When You Buy A Clarinet From Rice Clarinet Works?
As clarinetists ourselves, we understand that a musician like you is looking for the perfect blend of unmatched quality and value.
Each clarinet purchased from us undergoes a multi-stage optimization and setup process, customized to each instrument so you can play with unmatched tone, clarity, and sound.
This ensures the highest quality instrument with unparalleled value, including services and components for which others would charge extra.
His work is excellent
“His work is excellent, and demonstrates a very high level of craftsmanship. The key-work is smooth and precise, and the seal is excellent. I recommend Wes Rice most enthusiastically.”
Dr. John Weigand, Professor of Music
West Virginia University
A modern day craftsman with few peers
“I have been in this business for 40 years and it is rare to meet someone who comes to the manufacturing side of or our trade with such wonderfully honed technical knowledge and artistic skills.”
Clark W Fobes, Fobes Clarinet Products
San Francisco Symphony, Ballet Orchestra, Opera
Best of the Best
“I can say without reservation that the “Artist Overhaul” work you have done on my Buffet R-13 A clarinet is the finest that I have witnessed. Your cosmetic restoration of my clarinet removed many years of wear, giving it a fresh-from-the-factory appearance.”
Dana Brenner, Freelance Clarinetist
An Expert In His Field
“I have been observing the ever changing and high quality workmanship Wes has been doing to my clarinets over the past few years. Whether it be Selmer, Buffet, Leblanc, etc…I recommend him to any clarinetist who is looking for meticulous yet fairly priced workmanship. You will not be dissatisfied.”
Doris Hall-Gulati, Principal Clarinet
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Hand-Selected Buffet Clarinets
Superior tone, dramatic response, precision tuning, & amazing resonance is what you would expect from Buffet.
Improved resonance, better focus, enhanced response, and precise tuning – audition multiple barrels and keep the one.
Exacting standards & highest quality materials to improve every aspect of your playing.
Featured Item: Alternate E-Flat Key
Do-It-Yourself Convenience With Professional Results
Our Left-Hand Alternate E-flat Keys for Buffet clarinets will allow you to take your playing to the next level!
Prior to our kit, the only options for adding a left-hand E-flat key to your clarinet were drilling for a new post, grinding keys, fabricating parts, etc. ($500 – $700), or purchasing a clarinet that comes with one ($4500 and up!)