How the Clarinet is Made
Assembly and finishing
Delicate adjustment is performed to ensure that the keys and key posts remain steady and that there are no gaps between the pads and the tone holes.
A rigorous functional inspection is carried out that encompasses the instrument's sustain, sound quality, key action, key interaction, tuning, and playability. The tuning is checked using a strobe tuner.
The keys and body of a clarinet which has passed this rigorous inspection are polished to a shine and the instrument is shipped.