How the Clarinet is Made
Making the key components
The technique of the craftsman
Pressing and forging
The keys are formed by flattening the constituent material at great pressure so as to increase their strength.
What is the forging process? Compared to cast components, components that have been through the forging process are stronger and more rigid, and are less susceptible to breaking.
The holes are formed by flattening the constituent material at great pressure so as to increase their strength which shaping them.
Components are cut to shape using guides that have the same shape as the components. This is performed manually on high-grade, handmade models.
Attached by brazing
The key components such as key tubes, key rods and keys, pad cups and arms are individually brazed to the body of the clarinet.
The plating is inserted in a solution and electro-plated.