"I performed a gig as Principal Bassoon using the Accent bassoon and received great comments from the other bassoonist, as well as professional colleagues. The sound projected great and the instrument was quite easy to play. I highly recommend it for schools looking for an instrument that will be durable enough to use in a school setting ... I also recommend it for the college market. In fact, I'd recommend it for any professional bassoonist for use as a back-up instrument!"
-Carl Rath
Associate Professor of Bassoon, University of Oklahoma, Principal Bassoon, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra
"The Accent bassoon played better than any other student instrument out there, especially in this price range. The keywork is durable and accessible for a young player; the tone is full and rich, and the intonation is excellent."
-Tracy Leenman
Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra
"Beautiful dark sound, lots of power, great intonation and comfortable key-work ... these are the characteristics of the Accent bassoon. Just an amazing instrument at an amazing price!"
-Krassimir Ivanov
Principal Bassoon, Catskill Symphony Orchestra
"They are the easiest I have found in marching brass to center the pitch. Each partial lies on a narrow range that helps with more consistent intonation. The weight of the instruments is balanced so they are easier to hold as well."
-Band Director and Professional Euphonium Player, Columbia, SC
"Thanks for sending me extensive information on Accent instruments. I had the opportunity to try an Accent trombone from a local store just this past week, since my 2 trombones were in their shop for repair. I found the horn to play quite well. I needed it for a professional gig, and felt it played very well. It had a very nice tone. I love the small design of the case too. I will recommend your instruments to my students in the future. Thanks for your time."
-Band Director, Cincinnati, Ohio
"I was hesitant when (the dealer) first suggested we start using Accent instruments, concerned about the quality and the durability. I had nothing to be concerned about. The Accent horns have stood the test of time. They have held up very well and play great. They are the best brand for our students that can't afford a higher priced beginner model horn. I would recommend Accent to anyone who wants a quality instrument at a more affordable price."
-Eric Thornbury
Director of Bands, Kokomo Center School Corp
"I have seen the Accent line of instruments improve greatly over the last few years. I believe the instruments are a good, sound beginning instrument and will do well for the years moving into the intermediate instrument. Better manufacturing, step-up qualities, and a better look bring interest from students and directors to notice the better quality instruments. I do recommend the Accent line of instruments very highly."
-Chris Holt
Band Director, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, AR
"The Accent brand of instruments have sounded good, been affordable, and have been very durable for every one of my students, no matter what their playing ability."
-Jason J. Kahl
Director of Bands, Morristown Junior/Senior High School, Morristown IN
"I spent a couple of hours with the Accent BS790R bassoon: pitch is good, a big sound, sturdy hard-rubber body and solid key work, professional key system including a high E key and whisper lock, excellent pads and pad seal, and the price is right. I liked it so well, I bought one and have been quite happy with it."
-Dr. Phillip Rehfeldt
Adjunct Professor of Bassoon, California State University, San Bernardino; Emeritus Professor of Woodwinds (Clarinet) and Musicology, University of Redlands
"Thanks Accent for making quality horns available at prices my students and parents can afford."
-Danny Davis
Band Director, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, AR
"The Accent BS710L baritone saxophone is an excellent instrument for the beginner or intermediate to advanced saxophonist. The fingerboard action is smooth and light for even the smallest of hands. The palm keys are comfortable as is the spatula and low "A" key. It plays with even intonation and has a wide dynamic range. The case has wheels which makes transporting of a big instrument such as this much easier. I highly recommend the Accent baritone saxophone."
-Ted Hogarth
Founder and leader of the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band - Chicago, Illinois. Dedicated to preserving and advancing the music of Gerry Mulligan.
"I have recently gone through the setup of six new Accent CL722 clarinets. They are FANTASTIC instruments. I like the ergonomic design of the register key and the thumb rest. I love the dark sound that the wooden body produces with the leather pads. The clarinets which I played all played consistently well in tune. The silver plated keys are also a nice touch. In my opinion, they are equal to or better than many higher priced instruments from other manufacturers."
-Jay Ramsey
West Music Repair Technician

Steve Wright, Accent artistSteve Wright is a nationally recognized trumpet and flugelhorn soloist, as well as a composer/arranger of hundreds of works. A graduate of the University of Iowa, his professional career began in 1968 as a jazz lead trumpet player and arranger with the U.S. Air Force Jazz Ensemble, the Airmen of Note. After leaving Washington, D.C. in 1972, he moved to the Twin Cities and resides in Minnetonka. He holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Iowa, plus MM and DMA degrees from the University of Minnesota. Wright retired as Professor Emeritus from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2104 after 24 years as professor of Jazz Ensembles, Trumpet and Music Arranging. Read more...

Gabe Medd, Accent artistGabriel Medd played his first gig at the age of ten, and has been performing on his trumpet ever since. The Iowa City native has occupied venues at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, Iridium, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and the Blue Note. He has embraced opportunities to blend his ideas and sounds with those of other incredible musicians in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and the Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band. Read more...

Accent HR711L Double French Horn

Performer Series

HR711L Double French Horn

  • Double horn with Kruspe wrap.
  • Hand spun gold brass bell - medium throat for compact sound.
  • Rose brass lead pipe – the corrosion resistant nature of the pipe insures that the instrument will be serviceable for many years.
  • Mechanical linkage on valves – never again panic when a valve string breaks prior to a concert.
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Accent BN590R Bassoon

Student Series

BN590R Bassoon

  • ABS composition body – adapts well to all climate conditions while retaining superior tone production.
  • Nickel-plated, nickel-silver keys for long lasting school use.
  • Short reach, plateau key on the 3rd finger hole decreases the "stretch factor" for younger students with smaller hands.
  • Specially designed left-hand thumb keywork provides comfort for younger students.
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C piccolo with composition body – perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Silver-plated head joint and keys for durability and feel.
Accent PC512P Piccolo

Student Series

PC512P Piccolo

  • C piccolo with ABS composition body – perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Silver-plated head joint and keys for durability and feel.
  • Head joint utilizes an embouchure plate to facilitate the transition from flute to piccolo; does not feel as "foreign".
  • Contoured keys for improved finger position.
  • Larger spatulas on the two trill keys – easier to reach and find when the tempo increases.
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Accent CL512P Clarinet

Student Series

CL512P Clarinet

  • Bb soprano clarinet with ABS composition body – very durable for the beginning player.
  • Brushed wood-like finish for a professional look.
  • Finely sculpted drop-forged keys in nickel plate offer beauty and durability.
  • 14.65 mm poly-cylindrical bore is tapered through both upper and lower joints to ensure better intonation and tonal evenness from one register to another.
  • Undercut tone holes provide further advantages in tone production and intonation.
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Accent CL722W Clarinet

Performer Series

CL722W Clarinet

  • Intermediate Bb soprano clarinet.
  • Made from grenadilla wood for a more professional tone.
  • 14.65 mm poly-cylindrical bore provides classic symphonic sound and more accurate intonation.
  • Undercut tone holes for improved intonation and resonance.
  • Silver-plated keys for maximum resonance and facility.
  • Double skin pads for added durability and ease of maintenance.
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Accent BN790R Bassoon

Performer Series

BN790R Bassoon

  • Hard rubber body with nickel-silver keys.
  • Cork tenons and Bb guard for added durability.
  • Left-hand whisper key lock for improved facility.
  • F, Ab Eb, Db rollers; C# and D# trill keys for added agility.
  • High D and E keys for expanded range.
  • Third finger left hand plateau key is included at no charge, should you wish to exchange it for the stock ring key, thereby making the bassoon more "friendly" to performers with a shorter finger span.
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Accent BN990RW Bassoon

Artist Series

BN990RW Bassoon

  • Hybrid body – long joint and bell are maple, wing joint and boot joint are ABS composition. The sound of the bassoon is most affected by the long joint and the bell. Making these out of maple, with ABS being used on the other two joints, gives the artist the sound of a wood bassoon with lighter weight and durability of a composition instrument – the best of both worlds.
  • Nickel-silver/silver-plated keywork for a professional "feel".
  • High D and E keys plus whisper key lock for extended range.
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Accent TR514L Trumpet

Student Series

TR514L Trumpet

  • Bb trumpet, in lacquer, with durable nickel-silver tubing in the areas which receive the most wear.
  • Nickel-silver against brass tubing in the slides insures smooth operation of the slides because two different metals touching are less likely to stick than two identical metals touching.
  • 0.460" bore enables the young performer to develop a full tone even at the early stages of development.
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Accent TB512L Trombone

Student Series

TB512L Trombone

  • Tenor trombone, in lacquer, with durable nickel-silver tubing in the areas which receive the most wear.
  • Nickel-silver against brass tubing in the tuning slide insures smooth operation of the slides because two different metals touching are less likely to stick than two identical metals touching.
  • 0.500" bore enables the young performer to develop a full tone even at the early stages of development.
  • Combination of nickel-silver outer slide and chrome-plated inner slide offer added durability and smooth operation for greater facility.
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Accent EU580L Euphonium

Student Series

EU580L 3-Valve Euphonium

  • Three valve euphonium with upright bell.
  • Size and ergonomic layout make it ideal for school use, especially by young players.
  • 11” bell with a .571 bore.
  • Available in lacquer finish only.
  • Rose brass lead pipe for corrosion resistance.
  • Stainless steel top action valves with silent nylon valve guides for quiet, smooth action.
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Accent TU551L 3-Valve Tuba

Student Series

TU551L 3-Valve Tuba

  • German-made, 3-valve, three-quarter tuba, ideal for school use.
  • Available in lacquer only.
  • 0.670" bore for full sound with easy response.
  • Corrosion-safe gold brass leadpipe is stress-free soldered along its entire length, for added stability.
  • Nickel-silver inner and outer main tuning slide to prevent corrosion.
  • Stainless steel, top-action pistons with silent nylon valve guides for quiet, smooth action.
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Student Series

TU571L Tuba

  • 3 valve, 3/4 size tuba, ideal for school use.
  • Top-action valves.
  • Available in lacquer only.
  • 0.661" bore for full sound and easy response.
  • Handspun yellow brass bell 17.5" diameter.
  • Rose brass lead pipe resists corrosion to insure longer life for the instrument.
  • Stainless steel valves deliver smooth, easy action.
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Accent TU572L Tuba

Student Series

TU572L Tuba

  • 3 valve, 4/4 size tuba, ideal for school use.
  • Top-action valves.
  • Available in lacquer only.
  • 0.728" bore for full sound and easy response.
  • Handspun yellow brass bell 17.5" diameter.
  • Rose brass lead pipe resists corrosion to insure longer life for the instrument.
  • Stainless steel valves deliver smooth, easy action.
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Accent PC701G Piccolo

Performer Series

PC701G Piccolo

  • A green product comprised of grenadilla wood material and epoxy. All of the sound properties of a fine grenadilla wood, but without any of its susceptibility to cracking in extreme weather conditions; a professional level piccolo that can safely be taken outdoors.
  • Wave design embouchure lip plate allows for an easy transition from flute to piccolo; the lip plate feels familiar to the flutist.
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Accent CL922W Clarinet

Artist Series

CL922W Clarinet

  • Bb soprano clarinet made from the very best, handselected grenadilla wood for the discriminating professional. Superior tone production is the result.
  • 14.65 mm poly-cylindrical bore provides classic symphonic tone along with more accurate intonation.
  • Undercut tone holes for improved intonation and resonance.
  • Silver-plated keys for outstanding beauty and superior "feel" under the fingers.
  • Adjustable thumb rest for increased comfort.
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Accent BC543E Bass Clarinet

Student Series

BC543E Bass Clarinet

  • Bb bass clarinet with range to low Eb.
  • Nickel-plated keys, ideal for school use.
  • Durable synthetic body offers increased resonance on lower pitches.
  • White, leather pads for added durability.
  • Peg mounted on bell results in maximum stability and durability.
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Accent BC770C Bass Clarinet

Performer Series

BC742C Bass Clarinet

  • Two piece durable synthetic body – highly durable material which will stand up well under extreme weather conditions with no loss in resonance.
  • Nickel-plated keys – durable and wear resistant.
  • Range to low C – extended range to handle the most demanding musical requirements.
  • "B" style neck – ergonomically designed for the mouthpiece to enter the embouchure at the correct angle thereby ensuring a better tone production.
  • White leather pads for added durability.
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Accent EH791G English Horn

Artist Series

EH791G English Horn

  • High density medical grade ABS plastic with a textured surface adapts well to all climate conditions while retaining superior tone production.
  • Full conservatory system with silver plated keys - offers all fingering options and a great "feel" under the fingers.
  • French style case with cordura case cover
  • A true alternative to the high cost of most wood English horns
  • Adjustable thumb rest with a ring for the neck strap provides support for perfect playing position
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Accent SS710LF Soprano Saxophone

Performer Series

SS710LF Soprano Saxophone

  • Bb soprano saxophone with rich gold lacquer finish.
  • Full rib construction offers more rigid construction and fewer adjustment problems.
  • Adjustment screws on the lower stack of keys for easier maintenance.
  • Contoured palm keys for easier, more comfortable reach.
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