The R13 is the most widely played professional clarinet in the world. It was created in 1955 by instrument maker Robert Carrée, who joined Buffet as an apprentice in 1921. A later model—the RC—bears his initials.
The tone of the R13 derives from its characteristic bore, and is focused, rich and powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires and contexts: symphonic or chamber, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.
Green LinE models are made from reconstituted African blackwood (grenadilla). Introduced in the mid-1990s, this composite material helps conserve a scarce natural resource. It is more stable over a longer period and is less prone to cracking than instruments with a natural grain.
Also available in the Buffet Crampon clarinet range:
|Standard mechanism (17 keys, 6 rings); ABS body; silver-plated keywork.
|As Prodige but with wooden body.
|As E11 (updated model).
|As E11 but with a professional-quality key mechanism.
|As E13 but with characteristic R13 bore.
|R13 Green LinE
|As R13 but with a reconstituted hardwood body.
|As R13 but with auxiliary E-flat lever (18 keys) and higher-grade wooden body.
Manufacturer’s website: buffet-crampon.com
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