There are lots of choices for purchasing a clarinet. They are relatively easy to find as a new or used instrument. Giardinelli sells a very popular beginning clarinet, a Vito model 7242. Vito is one of the very good brands of beginning clarinets. Purchasing a used clarinet can be a good option if it is purchased with caution. Older clarinets or clarinets that have not been well maintained can be out of adjustment or in need of repair. The pads under some of the keys are very delicate. They may need replacing from a qualified band instrument repair shop which can get expensive. Buying a used instrument is only recommended if you know an advanced clarinetist or band director who can test a used instrument before you buy.