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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys  (Open Box)
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The standard bearer.

The Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys is crafted from carefully selected stained grenadilla wood. The R13 Clarinet features undercut toneholes, power-forged keywork preplated in copper and finished in silver plate, 17 keys and 6 rings, hand-burnished polycylindrical bore, silver-plated adjustable thumb rest, double fish skin pads.

Throughout its long history Buffet Crampon has developed the most complete range of clarinets, while always taking musicians', conductors', and composers' requirements into consideration. Developed in 1955 under the guidance of Robert Carre, the R13 clarinet quickly became the legendary choice of professional musicians. Musicians are charmed by the R13's rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility. The Buffet R13 Clarinet is suitable for all types of musicians: symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs.

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 detaché in the upper register. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.

Top quality materials
Silver-plated keys
Professional standard
Tone, power and projection across all registers
Quality case and HB ligature included
NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument

Order today. It's the first name in symphonic clarinets for a wide range of very good reasons.

Body: Hand Selected Grenadilla
Bore: Poly-cylindrical / .574
Barrel: Grenadilla / 66mm / Cylindrical
Bell: Grenadilla / SIlver Plated Bell Ring
Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
Keys: Silver Plated
Special Keys: None
Tone Holes: Undercut
Pads: Double Skin
Springs: Blue Steel (French)
Includes: Deluxe Case / Ligature & Cap / Care Products
Crafted In: France
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from Kingston NY

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys:

A Selmer instrument, in my opinion, has good intonation in all registers. Their Series 10 is a solid instrument with a wonderfully bright tone, perfect for bass or Gershwin. Leblanc has some wonderful instruments as well, my favorite being the Pete Fountain. It has a very flexible response to embrochure and tone bending and I would highly recommend it highly. Then there is the Buffet R 13. It is highly recommended that you purchase one from a dealer who will allow you to try several before purchasing it. I have found this instrument to be uneven in intonation in the throats register and needs to be carefully coaxed into higher registers. The main thing to keep in mind with the Buffet though is that when I play it, something just "happens." It provides a tone quality that allows for deeply complex musical expression that makes me forget the problems you may encounter. If I could sleep with it under my pillow I would. I'm not kidding. If you are up to the challenge of making this instrument a part of your musical performing experience, you will not be disappointed.

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The best


from Tacoma, Washington

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys:

My mother purchased me an R 13 back in 8th grade, right before i was entering high school and am still using it 10 years later. This clarinet is absolutely wonderful. Deep rich sound, and easy to play throat tones, this clarinet can do it all. The only suggestion is to buy a different mouthpiece and possibly a new barrel. I plan to use this for the rest of my life.

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