The Protégé is your foot in the door to university or the perfect teaching companion. Featuring unstained, naturally-aged grenadilla wood. The barrel, body and bell are all crafted in Canada from the same wood as used in the professional and custom clarinets. Water resistant black Valentino pads. With an adjustable thumb rest and neck strap ring. A durable backpack case rounds out an impressive list of features at an even more impressive price.