The B12 is made of highly-resistant and durable ABS resin with a wood-matt finish and, according to tradition, is finished with silver-plated keywork and metal body rings. The B12 also features an adjustable thumbrest which enables the use of a neck strap in case the player isn't big enough to take the weight of the clarinet yet, and also means the player can adjust the position of the thumbrest to ensure optimum comfort when playing.
Also featured on the B12 are double fish skin pads which are incredibly durable and have an excellently tight seal.
The tone of the B12 is very close to that of an intermediate wooden clarinet and players find the clarinet free-blowing and a pleasure to play.
A stylish backpack case is included in the price, which has a molded, plush interior for storing the clarinet safely and securely. The case also has pockets for acccessories. The B12 also comes complete with mouthpiece, ligature and cap, a reed, cork grease and pullthrough cleaning cloth, so you have everything you need to begin playing. Although the clarinet comes with a reed, we would recommend stocking up on reeds if you are a beginner. Try the Rico 1.5 Clarinet Reeds Triple Pack.
*Taking good care of your woodwind instrument is essential to ensure a long life for your instrument. For help with the care and maintenance of your clarinet, see our clarinet help and advice section. And for help with any specialist clarinet language, we have created the clarinet glossary.