Just got this little beauty. Hauntingly beautiful rich sound. Maria in Poznan, Poland, August 2019
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

For years I have been making Arabian flutes and later the Arabian Penny Whistle in Carbon Fiber.

A few people mentioned along the way that this scale is also called the Ahava Raba scale. Which in Hebrew means Great Love. It is now time to release my new Ahava Raba Clarinet. It is concert tuned in A to play with others and to record. Just get the reed moist and the carbon fiber body warmed up. It plays beautifully with reverb and in nice acoustical places.

The Ahava Raba scale was inspired by Arabian, Gypsy and Eastern Jewish soul music later called Klezmer music around 1938. Mixed with culture, history, passion and a jazzy fusion it captures what great clarinetist players have said: Klezmer is the loudspeaker, the inner voice singing in everyone’s soul. A Klezmer player doesn’t make music, he speaks, prays and consoles with his instrument.

Klezmer musicians were inspired by the cultures around them: Rumanian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Greek, Ottoman (Turkish) or 'Arabic' and Hungarian Gypsy music. You might say a fusion of Eastern European music.

The 17 inch Ahava Raba is one octave and comes with an alto sax mouthpiece, cap, ligature, 1 1/2 tenor reed, bag and an extra reed. 

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

And because you look marvelous and I am motivated, inside the USA, shipping and handling is included!

 Regular price $205.00
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AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

AN INSTRUMENT IS A FRIEND FOR LIFE

You can pick your instrument in the key you want to play in or it can pick you, as it calls to your soul offering to take you to an enchanted place.

When your heart begins to dance inside you, you will know which one to get.

Shopping Tips: Your instrument should fit your hands, so be aware if in the product description we are recommending an instrument for large hands. Please let us know in the “Order Notes” at Checkout if you are buying for a guy or a gal, if your fingers are very thin, or if your hand span is very small.

Your instrument is guaranteed for one year, but if you take care of it, it should last for decades.

For even more helpful advice on choosing, playing and taking care of your instrument, check out our FAQ’S - Ask a Flutemaker section here.

AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

WE SHIP WORLDWIDE*

We will ship your order in 3-5 business days** via United States Postal Service Priority Mail with a tracking number that will be emailed to you when your order is sent. The arrival of your order may vary according to the destination, time of purchase and other delays that can’t be foreseen.

**If the ordered products are in stock. In Holidays Seasons shipping periods may vary.

SHIPPING OPTIONS AND COSTS

DESTINATION HANDLING AND SHIPPING FEES
United States Free (for all Orders over 50$)
13$ (for all Orders under 50$)
Canada 35$
Worldwide* (Selected Countries listed below) 59$**
**(Custom Taxes not Included)

If you live near the US border, we can ship to a US post office box for free, or If you know of someone traveling back from the USA we can ship anywhere inside the USA for free and you can avoid International charges.

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For more details, please read our Shipping and Returns section here.

AHAVA RABA CLARINET

Carbon Fiber Body

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

We make sure that all the packages we deliver are well wrapped and packed to insure that your instrument will arrive safely to you.

Most of our instruments come with a flute bag and lessons with some easy songs to play. Check out what unboxing an Erik the Flutemaker’s package is like in the video below:


For more details, please read our Shipping and Returns section here.

Just got this little beauty. Hauntingly beautiful rich sound. Maria in Poznan, Poland, August 2019
I just got this. Sounds even better in real life! A little gem in my collection. YouTube comment April 26, 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