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Buffet Crampon Vintage R13 A Clarinet

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The Buffet Vintage R13 A Clarinet produces a pure, focused sound that is unmistakably Buffet. Many elements were utilized on the Vintage that are not...Click To Read More About This Product

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A colorful clarinet fashioned after the famed R13s of the 1950s.

The Buffet Vintage R13 A Clarinet produces a pure, focused sound that is unmistakably Buffet. Many elements were utilized on the Vintage that are not found on the modern R13. Several tone hole placements have been adjusted to improve tuning, and the bell is 1mm longer producing a very fluid clarion register. Features include full grenadilla wood body, silver-plated keys, adjustable thumb rest, and two barrels (one cylindrical, one reverse taper). Musicians of all kinds will love the Buffet R13 Vintage as it is extremely flexible, centers easily and projects well in almost any hall.

In 1996, during a tour of the US and Canada, Rene Lesieux, Buffet's Research and Development Manager, fielded many requests from players who wanted a clarinet with the same feel and sound quality of the 1950's R13s. The result is a clarinet that has a great scale, a fluid sound and better response and sound emission.

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. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument

FEATURES
  • Top quality materials
  • Silver-plated keys
  • Professional standard, reissue of the original
  • Tone, power and projection across all registers
  • Quality case and HB ligature included
  • NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Level: Professional
  • Key: A
  • Barrel, Body, and Bell: Hand selected grenadilla wood
  • Keys: Silver-plated
  • Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
  • Special Keys: Eb Lever
  • Tone Holes: Undercut
  • Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
  • Bore Size: .571" (14.50mm)
  • Barrels: 1 grenadilla cylindrical, 1 grenadilla reverse taper
  • Pads: Double skin
  • Springs: Blue steel (French)
  • Includes: Leather pochette-style case, ligature, cap, and care products
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Buffet CramponVintage R13 A Clarinet
 
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5.0

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Comments about Buffet Crampon Vintage R13 A Clarinet:

I have had this clarinet for four or five years and I love it. If I could clone it and make it my Bb I would. The tone is rich and dark and it is very even. I find that it plays pretty easily for me. I love my Vintage A.

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4.0

Different

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from NC

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Comments about Buffet Crampon Vintage R13 A Clarinet:

The Buffet R-13 Vintage A is a little different from most A clarinets. For one it has a very small bore. Let me repeat that VERY. A clarinets are real stuffy and should have a pretty good size bore. With the vintage's small bore it makes it harder to play and require more air to make a sound. You'll adjust but it would just take a minute. My advice to anyone out there with a Bb Vintage is to not buy a matching A but a regular R-13 A with a more open bore. Besides the small bore the vintage A has GREAT key work and is actually a nice clarinet. It has some odd looking tone holes, but those are made to make it sound better.

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