No. 1 Professional Quality
Key of Eb. one-piece body, polycylindrical bore, grenadilla wood, undercut toneholes, silver-plated keys, adjustable thumb rest, deluxe Naugahyde-covered wood shell case with plush interior, 41.5mm barrel. The Buffet R13 clarinet has a 40-year history of quality and craftsmanship. From wind ensembles to great symphony orchestras, it is the benchmark in clarinet manufacturing. Crafted in high-quality grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. The R13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.
Most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces, so the Tosca Bb Clarinet is priced and shipped without one. A fine quality French-made HB ligature is included. The HB is a silver-plated metal ligature that is very easy-blowing and provides a round, centered and brilliant sound as well as a superior dtach in the upper register.
The professional standard's design and manufacturing principles applied to the Eb clarinet. Order soon.
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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Eb Clarinet with Silver Keys:
After toying with the idea of a new Eb for some time, I finally took the plunge and bought a new Buffet R13 Eb. Boy, am I glad I did it. I have played eefer for years, and have always played on vintage instruments, so I was a little leery of something new that I couldn't play test first, especially off of a website. Little did I realize I had nothing to fear. First off, the instrument is beautiful with high quality grenadilla and silver-finished keys. But that's nothing compared to the sound! Bright and strident or warm and mellow, this instrument can do it! I'm used to finding all kinds of alternate fingerings in the altissimo, but I don't have to with this instrument! With just a little embouchure adjustment I can play almost all regular fingerings: I've never had an eefer do that before! Ergonomically it handles beautifully and comfortably in my hands. The only issue I have is the right hand sliver key keeps getting in my way, but I do have large hands. But this is common to many Eb's, and I'm having a technician alter mine to make it a non-issue. WWBW sent a card with the horn saying it was play tested before being sent out, and I believe it - it came ready to go! It makes me very confident ordering from them in the future. Also included was a Vandoren B44 mouthpiece which I didn't expect! It sounds great. While this instrument is an investment, I'm glad I did it. Highly consider the R13 if you want a high-quality, well-crafted instrument that will not disappoint!
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