Aidoni model #499 – a new concept
The Model #499 has been developed and tested over a period of several years. By involving the world-leading clarinetists Yehuda Gilad (The Colburn School – Los Angeles) and Hermann Stefansson (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Stockholm), many objective opinions and valuable feedback could be collected in the evaluation process. One of the goals has been to create a barrel that works and feels like a natural extension of the mouthpiece. The heart of the concept is the new and unique XB bore. Another change is the brass ring that has been added to the top of the barrel – to focus the sound and to add luster and projection. A winding of carbon fiber, at the lower part, provides extra stability and equalizes the resistance over the different registers.