Synthetic reeds have also been constructed lately, and more analysis is being done to improve them. As sources of natural cane lessen, and common fine is not high, synthetic reeds may be what most clarinet players use in the future. clarinet, musical wind device of cylindrical bore using a single reed. The clarinet family contains all single reed contraptions, including the saxophone. The predecessor of the trendy clarinet was the easier chalumeau, which J. C. Instruments of this type were used around the Near East into modern times, and other clarinet prototypes were played in Spain, parts of Eastern Europe, and in Sardinia. A folk device found in Wales during the eighteenth century, called the hompipe or pibgorn, was very corresponding to Greek and Middle Eastern cane single reed gadgets, but it was made of bone or of elder wood. Through the Middle Ages and up to the seventeenth century such single reed devices were played across Europe, but they were almost completely peasant or folk devices. The modern clarinet seems to have been originated by a Nuremberg tool maker, Johann Cristoph Denner, someday around 1690. Denner was a celebrated company of recorders, flutes, oboes, and bassoons.