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Customer Testimonials

Chris overhauled my R13. I bought it in 1991 and it had never been overhauled. I always babied it but lately it was giving me problems.

I was just overwhelmed when Chris finished. My clarinet now plays better than it ever did! The high notes are now so easy and it just sparkles with every single note. I am so incredibly pleased. It is now a complete joy to play.

I can’t recommend Howard Woodwind Company enough. I have lived in CT since 2007. Until a few weeks ago, I had yet to find a clarinet repair tech I trusted my horns with. Chris came strongly recommended and it’s easy to see why. Not only is he is a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual, he’s organized, affable and his rates are very reasonable. My clarinets just came back from his shop; they look and play like a dream. Clarinetists of CT and beyond, look no further. Your clarinets are in excellent hands at HWC. Thank you, Chris!!!

Chris recently overhauled my B-flat R13 and I could not be happier with the result. The responsiveness and ease of playing is the best it has ever been. The altissimo speaks so freely and the lower chalumeau has a newfound profundity. I am having more fun practicing than I have in years. I cannot recommend Chris's work enough.

I just recieved my clarinets back from Chris and I honestly have to say that they feel and play like new again! He even made a new barrel for my A clarinet and now it plays better than ever. The quality of work and materials are fantastic and I honestly feel that the result surpasses the price I paid. I would recommend Howard Woodwind Company to anyone!


Feedback from happy HWC Customers!

Chris did a fantastic job on the overhaul of my B flat R13! I am so happy with the results - the clarity is amazing. It only took two weeks including shipping time from the east coast. Don't hesitate, send your clarinet to Chris now! Your clarinet will thank you.

I have been using Chris's new delrin barrels in my work with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and have been very pleased with the results, in terms of sound and tuning. When I play on the delrin, I hear a wonderful ring in the sound that I don't notice with my wooden barrels. Additionally , these barrels will not change over time as a wood barrel will. This something I've been looking for for quite a while, and I am thrilled that Chris is now producing these. I would recommend that all serious clarinetists give his barrels a try.

Chris just overhauled my B flat and A Buffet R13s. The holidays came early! It's like having having brand new instruments. Thank you Chris!!!

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