Backun Protégé Bb Grenadilla Clarinet with Silver Keys & Posts + Left Eb Lever


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NOW BACK IN STOCK at DR TOOT – Backun Protégé Bb clarinet with Left Eb Lever


The Ultimate Step-up Clarinet

The Protégé is your foot in the door to college or the perfect teaching companion. Featuring unstained, naturally-aged grenadilla wood, the barrel, body and bell are all crafted in Canada from the exact same wood used for our professional and custom clarinets.

The Protégé features a professional finish, undercut tone holes, a New Traditional Barrel and Backun Bell. Custom black leather pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap ring, and a durable backpack case rounds out an impressive list of features at an even more impressive price.


  • Available in Bb

Approx. Weight

  • 741g


  • Premium, unstained exotic hardwood body (in grenadilla or cocobolo)
  • Custom made key work with triple-strike plating (in silver or gold)
  • Poly-cylindrical bore
  • Standard tone holes


  • Removable left-hand Eb lever (optional)
  • Traditional flat springs
  • Adjustable thumb rest with neck strap ring


  • Custom black leather


  • New Traditional 65mm Barrel
  • Backun Bell
  • Backun Backpack Case
  • Cleaning swab
  • Cork grease
  • Backun Warranty
  • Mouthpiece not included

SN: PZ-10261

Some reviews from the customers who purchased the Protégé Bb Grenadilla Clarinet (from Backun website):

  • Love the nice full sound throughout the clarinet’s range, and the ‘playability’ of the Protege.
  • My son absolutely loves this instrument.  I have never seen him so happy and proud for anything. All he wants to do now is practice, practice, practice. I need to admit that I love the sound too. I do not know much about music but this instrument sounds sweet, smooth, deep and absolutely fluent. It is like a magical spell. 🙂
  • Just love the rich resonance and tone of this product. The look and feel and especially the ability to adjust the upper register.  I’m ready to play!


2 reviews for Backun Protégé Bb Grenadilla Clarinet with Silver Keys & Posts + Left Eb Lever

  1. Margaret-Jo Crichton-Saia

    One thing I forgot to mention, having the extra E flat key on the Bakun clarinet took some getting use to having as an extra key, but it is definitely a plus to have!!!! Makes playing so much more easier!

  2. Margaret-Jo Crichton-Saia

    I came into Dr Toot shop wanting to purchase a pre loved clarinet. Instead I walked away with the Bakun Protege!! This is such a beautiful clairnet with great control when I play Jazz songs. My husband loves the sound, its dark, rich and sultry sound is perfect playing Jazz. I never have to worry about instruments I buy from Dr Too because they are honest, open and only have the best instruments in their shop. I love my new clarinet. Thanks Taka for taking time out in your busy schedule to play a couple of clarinets so I can hear the difference. I am so happy with my purchase!

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