Buffet R13 Prestige B-flat clarinet

Buffet Crampon
£ £4,300.00
Ref: BC1133L-2
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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.

The R13 Prestige emerged in 1985: it is made from a higher grade untreated wood, has a precisely hand-finished bore, and metal-reinforced tenons to limit the risk of splitting.

  • Wooden body (unstained African blackwood)
  • Silver-plated keys
  • 18 keys, 6 rings
  • Metal-capped tenons
  • 'Prestige' bell
  • Standard Boehm mechanism
  • Adjustable thumb rest

Also available in the Buffet Crampon clarinet range:

Model Level Description
Prodige Beginner Standard mechanism (17 keys, 6 rings); ABS body; silver-plated keywork.
E11 Advanced As Prodige but with wooden body.
E12F Advanced As E11 (updated model).
E13 Advanced As E11 but with a professional-quality key mechanism.
R13 Professional As E13 but with characteristic R13 bore.
R13 Green LinE Professional As R13 but with a reconstituted hardwood body.
R13 Prestige Professional As R13 but with auxiliary E-flat lever (18 keys) and higher-grade wooden body.
Festival Professional As R13 Prestige.

Manufacturer’s website: buffet-crampon.com

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