AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

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Dear Erik, The Ahava Raba Clarinet is so beautiful. It produces amazing sounds and is really fun to play. It is easy to into get into... Thank you, Jason Horton in California July 21, 2020
I just got this. Sounds even better in real life! A little gem in my collection. YouTube comment April 26, 2019
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AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body
AHAVA RABA CLARINET Carbon Fiber Body

AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

 Regular price $189.00
Unit price  per 

This 17 inch Mid Eastern sounding instrument reminds me of the ancient Duduk but much easier to play. Concert tuned in A so it is good to play with others and to record. This Turkish Arabian Scale moved into Eastern Europe into both the Gypsy and Jewish communities called the Ahava Raba scale in Klezmer music. 

Tips: Easier to play when the reed is moist and best in concert tuning when the carbon fiber body is warmed up. It plays beautifully in one octave with reverb and in nice acoustical places. I only recommend using a tenor 1 1/2 reed on this alto sax mouthpiece. 

Left handed players welcome! Just let me know in the comment box at check out that you want one for a left hand player.

Comes with an alto sax mouthpiece, cap, ligature, 1 1/2 tenor reed, beautiful bag and an extra reed instructions and Free Shipping inside the USA.



 


 Regular price $189.00
Unit price  per 

AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

Dear Erik, The Ahava Raba Clarinet is so beautiful. It produces amazing sounds and is really fun to play. It is easy to into get into a nice groove and hard to put down. Thank you, Jason Horton in California July 21, 2020
I just got this. Sounds even better in real life! A little gem in my collection. YouTube comment April 26, 2019
Just got this little beauty. Hauntingly beautiful rich sound. Maria in Poznan, Poland, August 2019
Greetings Erik, I placed an order last Sunday for the Ahava Raba Clarinet – and your Large Arabian Flute and it arrived today. I was so impressed with what I received that I just placed another order just 8 hours after playing the flutes. I love the Arabian tunings, as they have such a haunting sound, and are easy to play. Thank you for the fine craftsmanship and quality that you put into these flutes. And I can’t wait to get this second order! Good day to you Erik, Paul in Fountain Valley, California April 25, 2019
For the last few weeks I have been working with Richard Ruggles my engineer, birthing this instrument. While mapping the scale in the prototypes, I have been warming the instrument up in 72 degrees for professional tuning and making sure the reed is moist. Here are my findings: I first noticed that the Ahava Raba Clarinet is warm to the touch. Even when cold, it feels real good. After warming it up by blowing it, a more precise tuning holds very well. It is tuned to A 440. Every reed is a bit different so some sound more reedy and some feel thicker and have more resistance; but once moist, they sound better and are easier to play. When a reed gets too wet, one should remove it and dry it and the inside of the mouthpiece. When I recorded the video on this webpage, it was the first time I had ever played with anybody. So it is an easy instrument to master. It is one octave, and the exotic scale plays itself. It is like my Arabian Penny Whistle and flutes with an Eastern European clarinet sound. It’s been a lot of fun and I am happy to touch the market with a well built, concert tuned Klezmer – Turkish - Arabian - Gypsy fusion sound. Erik the Flutemaker in Davie, Florida, March 6, 2019