Clark W. Fobes specializes in clarinet and saxophone accessories with a reputation for excellence that makes their products popular worldwide.
As a musician, Clark W. Fobes graduated with a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A professional clarinetist, Fobes performed with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the California Symphony. He began working as a woodwind repair technician at the age of 23 at the same time as he was appointed the principal clarinetist of the Fresno Philharmonic. In 1985, Fobes dedicated himself to opening his own business. Shortly after, in 1990, he introduced his own brand of professional clarinet mouthpieces. From there, Clark W. Fobes’ mouthpieces grew in popularity and his designs and models expanded.
There are several key lines among Clark W. Fobes mouthpieces. The classic clarinet mouthpiece is the San Francisco made with a custom Zimmer blank. This mouthpiece has been developed over 20 years ensuring that its every nuance is designed to achieve the optimal response and sound. The Cicero mouthpiece honors one of the great clarinet mouthpiece masters and is more compact with shorter facing. The Europa features long, open facings such as preferred by many European musicians. There is also the Nova mouthpiece which is a hard rubber model also available for the saxophone. The CWF is the most recent addition and utilizes a Zimmer “A” blank. The Debut mouthpieces are available for the clarinet and saxophone and are perhaps the best student mouthpieces available.
Whatever your preferences among mouthpieces or other accessories for the clarinet and saxophone, Clark W. Fobes provides an assortment of products designed to suit the needs of all levels of musicians.