13 Best Wind & Woodwind Instruments

List Updated June 2022

Bestselling Wind & Woodwind Instruments in 2022


Christmas Gift/Christmas Sale Handcrafted Wooden Flute Musical Mouth Woodwind Instrument

Christmas Gift/Christmas Sale Handcrafted Wooden Flute Musical Mouth Woodwind Instrument
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Handmade fipple flute instruments
  • Material: wood
  • Size: length: 12.75 inches
  • Weight: 67 grams.

ARMENIAN DUDUK - 2 reed - handmade from ARMENIA - Oboe Balaban Woodwind Instrument Apricot Wood - Playing Instruction - Gift Armenian flute and National case

ARMENIAN DUDUK - 2 reed - handmade from ARMENIA - Oboe Balaban Woodwind Instrument Apricot Wood - Playing Instruction - Gift Armenian flute and National case
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Our duduks made from high quality APRICOT WOOD
  • HANDMADE from ARMENIA and treated by the famous Armenian master.
  • READ BEFORE BUYING: We respect our customers and so we want to tell you that we create and sell These duduks for many years in Armenia the motherland of duduks, this product is from APRICOT WOOD Key A playable very good duduk with nice sounds, for which you can be sure! (We have a video where you can listen the sound and great music created on this duduk, just tell us if you want to watch it) But This is NOT a professional duduk (you can not find professional duduk by this price and near that)
  • Length: with reed - 17,7 inch (45cm) Instrument Key: A
  • Package includes: Duduk Apricot Wood , 2 reed , Playing Instruction and gifts national case and Armenian Flute!

Luvay Saxophone Cleaning Care kits with Case (EVA Box) for Clarinet, Flute and Wind & Woodwind instrument

Luvay Saxophone Cleaning Care kits with Case (EVA Box) for Clarinet, Flute and Wind & Woodwind instrument
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • 1 x extra large size through cloth: with rope on both ends, easy to pull it through instruments
  • 1 x large size through cloth: with rope on one end
  • 1 x small square size cloth + 1 x tiny triangular size cloth + 1 x Mouthpiece Brush
  • 1 x portable Case made of EVA material with zipper and compartment
  • For all kinds of saxophones and wind Woodwind instruments

Eison 10-1 Saxophone Cleaning Care Kit for Saxophone and Clarinet, Sax Cork Grease Mouthpiece Brush Mini Screwdriver Thumb Rest Reed Case Cleaning Cloth for Clarinet Flute Wind Woodwind Instruments

Eison 10-1 Saxophone Cleaning Care Kit for Saxophone and Clarinet, Sax Cork Grease Mouthpiece Brush Mini Screwdriver Thumb Rest Reed Case Cleaning Cloth for Clarinet Flute Wind Woodwind Instruments
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • 10-In-1 Full Set Saxophone Cleaning Kit- Comes with 3 pieces of cleaning cloth, a pull through swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, mini screwdriver, rubber thumb rest, reed case, and a strap.With this cleaning care kit, you have all your need to clean your saxophone, clarinet and other wind instruments.
  • Helpful Wind Instrument Cleaning Kit- Clean the instrument Interior by swabbing the body,the neck,removing residual moisture,cleaning the key pads;you can also cleaning the mouthpiece and store the reed; you can also tighten loose screws when finishing up cleaning.
  • High Quality - Thick and durable cleaning cloth with stronger water absorption to clean your saxophone and clarinet instruments. Also comes with a high quality length adjustable strap.
  • Keep Instrument Healthy - With this 10-in-1 saxophone cleaning kit, you can keep your instrument clean & healthy and prevent costly repairs, moreover, they help keep You healthy. Such a smart investment that will save you a lot of time and effort !
  • Application-They are designed for all sorts of saxophones, clarinets, and other flute and wind instruments.

Music Nomad MN700 Lacquer Polish for Brass and Woodwind Instruments, 4 oz.

Music Nomad MN700 Lacquer Polish for Brass and Woodwind Instruments, 4 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Cleans and restores lacquer finishes on brass and woodwind instruments
  • Petroleum- and wax-free, with no harsh abrasives
  • Streak-free formula will not leave residue
  • Infused with gloss enhancers and UV protectants
  • Anti-static agents help prevent dust from binding to the finish

Akai Professional EWI USB | Electronic Wind Instrument MIDI Controller with Included Sound Library

Akai Professional EWI USB | Electronic Wind Instrument MIDI Controller with Included Sound Library
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Electronic wind instrument controller
  • Plug-and-play USB connection to Mac or PC
  • Custom Garritan Aria Player software, contains wind instrument sounds
  • Multiple fingering modes: sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI brass
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece

WSSROGY 17pcs Replacement Clarinet Pads Bb Clarinet Musical Woodwind Instrument Pads

WSSROGY 17pcs Replacement Clarinet Pads Bb Clarinet Musical Woodwind Instrument Pads
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Made of premium quality casing, durable for long time use.
  • This set Bb pad includes 3pcs diameter 17.3mm pads, 1pc diameter 15.1mm pads, 2pcs diameter 12mm pads and 11pcs diameter 10mm pads.
  • Perfect for the replacement worn and non-functioning clarinet pads
  • Each pads can be well-constructed to ensure tight seals.
  • Note: these pads can not self adhesive.

Handmade Bamboo Decor Flute and Woodwind Instrument and Recorder. Primitive Table Decoration. Perfect as Decorative Wood Musical Instrument. Great Guatemalan Fipple Decor Flute. Great Gift!

Handmade Bamboo Decor Flute and Woodwind Instrument and Recorder. Primitive Table Decoration. Perfect as Decorative Wood Musical Instrument. Great Guatemalan Fipple Decor Flute. Great Gift!
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • HAND CARVED: Beautiful hand carved handmade designs painted with multiple colors and designs. The carving designs are created by Guatemalan Mayan artisans.
  • BEAUTIFUL DECORATIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: This wooden flute is a beautiful decorative item. Its colors and crafting represents a work of art!
  • HOME DECORATION: Perfect article for home decoration purpose. The rustic wood finish along with the hand painted art makes it a perfect mystic decoration.
  • PERFECT GIFT IDEA: This flute is a perfect gift idea for any music lover that wishes to have an exotic musical instrument.
  • GOOD SIZE: Average size 15.5" long and 1" of diameter (due to being totally handmade), perfect for kids and decoration of open spaces.

Akai Professional EWI5000 | Electronic Wind Instrument with Wireless Audio Receiver & USB MIDI Control

Akai Professional EWI5000 | Electronic Wind Instrument with Wireless Audio Receiver & USB MIDI Control
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Authentic wind-instrument performance and response for the digital era
  • 3GB of stunning acoustic and progressive sounds created by SONiVOX
  • Automatically calibrates and adapts to the player's style
  • Wireless audio for on-stage freedom, receiver included USB port; MIDI output; 1/4" audio output, 1/8" headphone out
  • Includes neck strap, charger, USB Cable, wireless receiver

Indian Glance Set of 2 Traditional Wooden Flute Great Sound Woodwind Musical Instrument - Unique Gift Flute for Flute Music Lover

Indian Glance Set of 2 Traditional Wooden Flute Great Sound Woodwind Musical Instrument - Unique Gift Flute for Flute Music Lover
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP Bansuri flutes are artisan crafted in India using time-honored techniques
  • 2 PIECE SET Includes fipple Indian flute and transverse Indian flute; Each flute is 14" to 15" long
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY These Indian musical instruments are designed to meet the needs of pros
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS Each bamboo flute is produced from the finest reeds and wrapped in luxury thread
  • UNIQUE GIFT These handmade flutes are an ideal gift for any musician; Can also be used as decor

Indian Glance Set of 2 Traditional Wooden Flute Great Sound Woodwind Musical Instrument - Unique Gift Flute for Flute Music Lover

Indian Glance Set of 2 Traditional Wooden Flute Great Sound Woodwind Musical Instrument - Unique Gift Flute for Flute Music Lover
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022
  • TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP Bansuri flutes are artisan crafted in India using time-honored techniques
  • 2 PIECE SET Includes fipple Indian flute and transverse Indian flute; Each flute is 14" to 15" long
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY These Indian musical instruments are designed to meet the needs of pros
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS Each bamboo flute is produced from the finest reeds and wrapped in luxury thread
  • UNIQUE GIFT These handmade flutes are an ideal gift for any musician; Can also be used as decor

SATINIOR 27 Pieces Clarinet Instrument Accessories Replacement Kits with 10 Pieces Clarinet Neck Joint Cork and 17 Pieces Clarinet Pads Bb Clarinet Woodwind Instrument Pads

SATINIOR 27 Pieces Clarinet Instrument Accessories Replacement Kits with 10 Pieces Clarinet Neck Joint Cork and 17 Pieces Clarinet Pads Bb Clarinet Woodwind Instrument Pads
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022
  • Package includes: 10 pieces clarinet neck joint cork and 17 pieces clarinet pads Bb clarinet woodwind instrument pads, 27 pieces in total
  • Material: the durable clarinet cork is made of cork, fine material, good elasticity, has small spots, durable and the clarinet Bb instrument pad is made of sheep casing
  • Features: the clarinet cork sheet has excellent ability to compress and decompress, with good sealing, noise resistance, abrasion resistance
  • Apply to: the clarinet cork repair kit fits for most Bb clarinets; Good replacement part for clarinet repair, practical and convenient to use, a great instrument repair accessory
  • Size: the size of the clarinet cork is about 8.1 x 1.1 x 0.2 cm/ 3.2 x 0.4 x 0.08 inch and the clarinet pad diameter is approx. 1.72 cm/ 0.68 inch (3 pieces), 1.5 cm/ 0.59 inch (1 piece), 1.2 cm/ 0.47 inch (2 pieces) and 1 cm/ 0.39 inch (11 pieces)

Yamaha YVS-100 Venova Casual Wind Instrument with Case, White

Yamaha YVS-100 Venova Casual Wind Instrument with Case, White
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2022
  • Blends the simplicity of the recorder with the tone of the saxophone
  • Rich, expressive tone that plays and sounds like a saxophone; uses soprano saxophone reeds
  • Fully chromatic two octave range; simple and easy to master fingering, similar to recorder
  • Includes hard case, mouthpiece cap, and special cleaning swab with ball chain
  • Lightweight and portable; water washable, easy to clean!

Woodwind Instruments and Your Child

Woodwind instruments are capable of producing beautiful music, but are they right for your child?

Bassoon

This is the largest instrument in the woodwind family and has an eight-foot long wooden tube folded in on itself. To play it, you blow through a reed that vibrates to make the sound. The bassoon has very few bassoonists, which will make your child quite desirable. The bassoon is able to be broken into pieces to fit a case 3 feet long which makes it very easy to carry.

Regardless of size, the bassoon is very large and heavy. Also because of its size, a large amount of lung capacity is key to playing. Children need large enough hands to reach the keys, as well as sufficient breath strength, which is normally around 12 or 13 years old. It is recommended that your child learn a different instrument before learning bassoon. Bassoons are very expensive with small versions costing approximately $5,000 and large full-size versions can cost as much as $35,000. Maintenance for bassoons is changing reeds, as well as the soft pads attached to the keys will need to be replaced every few years.

Clarinet

With a clarinet, your child holds the instrument in front of themself, blowing into the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is a reed, which vibrates to make a sound, similar to what happens when you blow a blade of grass between your

thumbs. All ordinary clarinets are the same size, however alto and E-flat clarinets are different sizes, and only appropriate for advanced players. Clarinet is very easy to start, and your child will be able to play tunes in a couple of weeks. The clarinet comes apart and is easily stored in a small case for easy transportation.

There are some downsides to clarinets though, small children are usually unable to hold them very well which makes them hard to use. Additionally it takes a good bit of strength to bite the reed enough to play. Clarinet is also a very popular instrument, which makes it very competitive to earn a place in a band, or orchestra. Children are generally able to start playing clarinet around 9-10 years old, but they to have more arm strength than anything else to hold the instrument.

Clarinets range in price greatly, most beginners start with a plastic model that costs approximately $125-$175, while students use a student-model that ranges from $400-$700 and professional models range at the upper end from $1500 to as much as $5,000. The only other major cost is the reeds, which are very inexpensive at approximately $25 for a box of 10 reeds.

Flute

Flute is the second most popular instrument after piano, particularly with girls who are the primary flutist. The hardest part of learning flute is mastering the mouth position to create the beautiful sound. Some of the advantages of flute are its amazing portability; it is very small as well as lightweight. Flute players are able to find a home in marching bands, school bands, and even orchestras if your child becomes interested in performing. If your child becomes bored with flute at some point, it is quite simple to switch to piccolo later on because of the large similarities

The downsides of flute are that it becomes very complex to play quite quickly. While it is lightweight, it does involve intricate finger work. While it is easier to play flute than some other instruments, it does still involve learning good breathing skills. Flute lessons can start as young as 3rd grade since it is the easiest woodwind to learn. However, some schools offer flute lessons to children in grades as young as 5th grade as part of a band program. Most flute teachers believe that children should have basic reading skills and a good attention span before beginning lessons.

A student model flute easily costs between $400 up to $1,000 for a new flute. A used model is much cheaper at $100 to $350, while a used flute is much cheaper an overhaul will cost approximately $125 to ensure it is in tiptop shape. If you start with a very small child, they will likely need a modified flute that is curved, if this is the case consider renting the flute from a music store, which will cost approximately $25 per month until your child is ready for a full size flute.

Oboes are not as expensive as some instruments, however they are not cheap. A used beginner's oboe can be purchased for approximately $500, while a new instrument will set you back between $1,000-$2,000 with professional models costing as much as $5,500. It is typically advised that beginners start with a plastic model so that it is not as expensive, and less likely to be damaged or crack. Oboes need very minimal maintenance, however if they are dropped the repairs are quite expensive, if you crack a plastic model it cannot be repaired.

Every few years the soft pads attached to the keys will need replacing so this cost is overall minimal. In addition, reeds must be purchased, commercial reeds are typically inexpensive at a cost of approximately $2 each, while handmade good quality reeds cost between $10-$20 each. The reeds will last approximately 1 month each, making the reeds a continuous expense, for beginners the commercial reeds are more financially sensible.

Recorder

This is a smaller and lighter version of a clarinet and it has open holes down the front, which makes it much easier for a small child to use. The finger patterns with a recorder are not as complicated which makes it easier to learn. For a woodwind instrument, it makes a great starter instrument since it is so simple to learn. Many elementary schools take the time to teach in their music classes how to play the recorder, which makes it easy to take these basic beginning lessons and expand upon them.

Some of the downsides are that while recorders are taught in some schools, they are not played in orchestras, marching bands, or even wind bands, which make their audience very limited. Because of its simplicity a child as young as 4 can learn to play the recorder, which is a great basic start. However, before starting recorder classes your child should be able to pay attention for 10-30 minutes at a time.

The cost considerations are minimal with a recorder, a plastic model can be purchased for less than $10 at most music stores, while a good quality wooden model can cost upwards of $100. While there is a large price range, it is still much cheaper than most other woodwind instruments and is not as expensive to replace if it is damaged. From a maintenance perspective, a recorder is very simple to take care of as well.

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