Production of Eaton clarinets will resume in spring 2022. We plan a limited edition of 50 instruments, concentrating particularly on our large-bore English clarinet, the Elite. I guarantee that these will be the finest instruments we have ever made.
Leading soloist and composer Mark Simpson has now completed his transition from our International model to large bore Elites and so his Internationals are for sale. See our prices page for more details.
Stuart Clark is principal clarinet with Los Angeles Opera and a leading film studio musician. In 2021, he took his third pair of large bore Elites, along with a basset lower joint. We made two Elite basset joints in 2021, the other going to Mark Simpson.
If you are interested in a continuance of the long illustrious story of the unique sound of the English clarinet, please read this: A future for the English clarinet.
I have started to write about some of the eminent people I have known and who have influenced me as a clarinet maker. Some are household names, others less well-known. Gervase de Peyer has now joined Jack Brymer and Ted Planas.
Select the link to New Articles to find them.
During the last three years, most of Gervase de Peyer's and Roy Jowitt's clarinets, both B&H and Eaton, have been with us here in Effingham, and some of them still are. I have written assessments of them, together with some thoughts on the evaluation of individual instruments.
The New Articles link will take you to it.
I wrote an article about the history of the English clarinet and my involvement in it for the Spring 2019 edition of the magazine Clarinet & Saxophone (CASS). I was interviewed by Anna Hashimoto for a follow-up article in the Autumn 2019 edition of the magazine. Both articles can be accessed via the CASS articles link.
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