Premium A clarinet.
In collaboration with Buffet-Crampon workshops and internationallly renowned clarinetists, Paul Meyer worked on the research project for developing new acoustics, resulting in the Divine clarinet. The word 'divine' conjures such qualities as beauty, splendour, and awe; a level of perfection. It is a word of high praise with connotations of purity and light. This is the Buffet-Crampon Divine A Professional Clarinet.
This model benefits from having the same hole placement as the Tosca model which allows for better intonation in every register.
The improved bore favors flexible register-crossing and free blowing during the most demanding pieces. The Divine clarinet comes with two barrels - 65mm (442hz) and 66mm (440hz) - which fit with both the Bb and the A model.
The Divine is made of grenadilla wood with specific upper joint Green Line tone-hole slots eliminating air leaks on tone-holes most prone to crack. The carbon wire (a Buffet Crampon patent), which replaces the metal rings, makes the clarinet 60 grams lighter and thus contributes to its exceptional balance with greater vibration and less restriction.
As with the Tosca model, the Divine clarinets are equipped with a low F correction key.
New keywork and spatulas enhance the clarinet's ergonomics without destabilizing the musician's capabilities.
Whereas the Tosca clarinet was the R13 bore's top range model, the Divine features the Buffet Crampon RC bore's latest evolution. This new range of clarinet represents a major step forward in Buffet Crampon's history, by fusing technical expertise with unparalleled craftsmanship in French wind instrument manufacturing. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.
A perfect A.
Divine A Professional Clarinet
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My wife Lisa is a multi-decade pro and has both the Bb and the A Divine clarinets. Previously, she played on Prestige after graduating from R13s. The prestige clarinets she used also were fitted with Bacun barrels and bells which are great on that instrument. The Divines are amazingly better than the Prestiges in their intonation and have a great tone. She has had two Bb prestiges and one A that all played well but had intonation issues at the top and bottom of the ranges that required funky fingeringsand still gave her fits. Now, she plays all ranges in tune with standard fingerings and blends perfectly with other instruments in the orchestra, only using the alternate fingerings to match their out of tune-ness. The mechanisms are better on these than the prestiges when new to boot and the joints remain tight and perfect on the Bb after more than a year. The A did have a slight hitch on one key when new but her instrument mechanic fixed it to her liking in no time. The Bb was perfect out of the case. Speaking of the case, the A comes in a awesome double case that makes an ideal home for the Bb instead of the single case it came in. Very worth the very high cost!!!
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