Cork for Musical Instruments

 As most musicians will attest, the sounds emanating from musical instruments are only as good as the playing abilities of the musicians themselves combined with the overall quality of the musical instruments being played.  And this is where cork comes in …musical instrument cork is only produced from the finest quality of cork, known as “golden cork”.

Golden cork” quality is limited and is chosen with the greatest of care to insure precision and perfection in musical instrument production or repairs. Contact us for details.

Musical Cork Components

There are many musical cork components and an assortment of different size preferences.  Below is a sampling of some of the more common components.

  • Natural musical cork sheets: Common sizes are 6” x 4” and 12” x 4” ranging in thickness from 1/64” up to 1/8”. Other sizes and thicknesses available upon request.

  • Head corks: all are produced from “golden quality” natural cork.  Can be either bleached white or in natural color, with or without center holes. Used primarily for flutes and piccolos, oboes and English horns.

  • Cork pads: preferred for clarinet upper joints. Thickness is usually 3mm.

  • Cork valves: top quality natural cork.

  • Saxophone neck cork: “Golden quality” natural cork mini sheets, usually 1/16” thickness, can be installed on any saxophones.

  • Cork strips: “Golden quality” strips in various sizes and thicknesses.  Also known as clarinet tenon cork strips for both upper and lower joints, usually 1/16” thickness.

  • Cork plugs:  also known as open hole flute plugs. Easily installed and removed according to players flute experience.

  • Conductors Baton Natural Cork Grips: Baton cork grips are available in a variety of shapes and sizes including Pear shaped cork grip and Tapered shape cork grip. Jelinek Cork only produces the cork grips for batons. Some of the benefits of using cork for conductors baton include:

    • Light weight

    • Perspiration control

    • Durable

    • Various grip shapes

    • Natural

Smaller quantities of some of our musical cork items can be purchased online or contact us with specific requests. Corporate and commercial accounts should contact us for pricing and supply.