Testimonials

"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