Buffet Clarinets

 


Buffet Group is one of the leading manufacturers of wind instruments in the world.  

If you purchase a new instrument through iNNOLEDY at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom or Buffet USA in Jacksonville, Florida we'll set it up at no charge. 

 

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 R13 

This clarinet is one of Buffet Crampon’s historic models. Created in 1955 by Robert Carrée, the R13 clarinet was a big hit in the United States and still meets with unprecedented success. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.

R13 
Prestige 

R13 Prestige Clarinet is made of unstained high quality wood. Undercut tone holes provide accurate intonation and responsive playing. GORE-TEX pads are extremely durable and waterproof. Carefully chosen quality materials, the talents of the best craftsmen, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled skills come together in the R13 Prestige. The body of the Buffet Prestige Clarinet is unstained grenadilla wood, high precision bore, undercut tone holes, silver plated keys, blue needle springs, GORE-TEX pads and Eb/Ab lever. The 13 Prestige has a powerful sound and a focused and flexible tone in all registers. Nothing but the best for the professional player.

Tradition  
 

Inspired by a pre-1950s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice, this brand new cylindrical bore compliments the R13 and RC bore families, adding a new acoustic dimension to the brand’s catalog.

The new bore concept traces its inspiration to one of the earliest modern professional clarinets, the fabled Buffet Crampon BC20.

Featuring a cylindrical bore design, the new clarinet harkens back to the purity of sound produced by the BC20, with a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design.

 

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Festival 
 

R13 Prestige Clarinet is made of unstained high quality wood. Undercut tone holes provide accurate intonation and responsive playing. GORE-TEX pads are extremely durable and waterproof. Carefully chosen quality materials, the talents of the best craftsmen, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled skills come together in the R13 Prestige. The body of the Buffet Prestige Clarinet is unstained grenadilla wood, high precision bore, undercut tone holes, silver plated keys, blue needle springs, GORE-TEX pads and Eb/Ab lever. The 13 Prestige has a powerful sound and a focused and flexible tone in all registers. Nothing but the best for the professional player.

RC

Of all the people who have made their mark in the history of Buffet Crampon, Robert Carrée is without doubt one of the most important. He dedicated his career to perfecting the musical instrument artistically as well as mechanically. Creator of legendary instruments such as the French bassoon and the Dynaction saxophone, he revolutionised the world of the clarinet with the development of a new line with a unique, poly-cylindrical bore.
 
The RC model, already the world reference, will be getting a make-over in 2014, benefitting from ten years of acoustical research and development.
 
The overall intonation of the instrument has been reviewed and enhanced to better adapt to the ever-increasing demands of the musician. Its warm, centred tone, projection, and its improved evenness of response and intonation will give pure satisfaction to musicians aspiring to a professional level or wanting to play the top of the line.

RC Prestige

For the player who enjoys more focus, the Buffet Prestige RC clarinet, features a smaller bore design that produces a compact and vibrant sound. Another special feature of the RC Prestige Buffet clarinet is the special egg shape inside the bell. This contour allows the chalumeau notes of the Buffet RC Prestige to really speak. 

The body is in M'Pingo wood, selected, dried and tested with care, High precision bore, undercutting of tone holes carried out according to BUFFET CRAMPON strict specifications, 18 silver plated keys and 6 rings, keywork in nickel silver, pre-plated in copper, then silver plated, cold power forged, rods and pivot screws in stainless steel and fine tuned, pointed needle springs, GORE-TEX pads, Eb/Ab lever, adjustable thumb rest. Complete with leather covered case and genuine Buffet care products.

Numerous improvements have been made to the famous RC Prestige, now its already remarkable tone is even better: the shape of the bell plays a major role in adding warmth and focus. Carefully chosen quality materials, the talents of the best craftsmen, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled skills come together in the RC Prestige.

 
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Tosca

Tosca series was created in a collaborative effort between Buffet Crampon luthiers and artists such as Michael Arrignon, Romain Guyot, Pascal Moraguès, Guy Deplus, and Paul Meyer. The result is a clarinet designed for the 21st century with incomparable style and elegance.The Tosca is the evolutionary result of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques. It has a warm, velvety sound and extremely consistent intonation at either 440 or 442 Hz as it comes with two barrels. The keywork is shaped for a comfortable and a natural feel. It is made with a low F correction key to better match instruments holding down the low end of the ensemble, Gore-Tex and cork pads, and select grenadilla or Green Line bodies.

Divine

In collaboration with Buffet-Crampon workshops and internationallly renowned clarinetists, Paul Meyer worked on the research project for developing new acoustics, resulting in the Divine clarinet. The word 'divine' conjures such qualities as beauty, splendour, and awe; a level of perfection. It is a word of high praise with connotations of purity and light. This is the Buffet-Crampon Divine Bb Professional Clarinet.

This model benefits from having the same hole placement as the Tosca model which allows for better intonation in every register.
The improved bore favors flexible register-crossing and free blowing during the most demanding pieces. The Divine clarinet comes with two barrels - 65mm (442hz) and 66mm (440hz) – which fit with both the Bb and the A model.

The Divine is made of grenadilla wood with specific upper joint Green Line tone-hole slots eliminating air leaks on tone-holes most prone to crack. The carbon wire (a Buffet Crampon patent), which replaces the metal rings, makes the clarinet 60 grams lighter and thus contributes to its exceptional balance with greater vibration and less restriction.

As with the Tosca model, the Divine clarinets are equipped with a low F correction key.

   
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Prodige

Buffet Crampon has revolutionised the student clarinet! Now, beginners on a budget can start out with a professional sound.
Essential qualities of the Prodige clarinet are tone, ergonomics and reliability.

For the rst time in this range, the required operations for creating perfect acoustics, especially the moulding and drilling of the bore, are performed entirely in France and Germany to ensure a consistent result.

Prodige’s new bore, inspired by the renowned E13 model, allows an unprecedented ease of play and projection of sound. The intervals between notes are pitch-perfect and balanced.

Its bell has also been entirely reworked in order to optimise projection. Our innovation: a textured bore.

It is now possible for a young musician to learn to play on a professional-sounding clarinet at a reasonable price.

 

E12F 

Developed through industrial synergy between our Research & Development arm and our Production facilities based in France and Germany, the new E12F student clarinet comes onto the European market in time for the start of the school year in September 2012.
Its body is derived from professional models and made in Buffet Crampon’s French workshops; the key assembly and quality control are carried out by our German teams in Markneukirchen.
Ease of play, reliability, and accurate tuning are the main characteristics of this new Buffet Crampon clarinet.
The E12F: setting new standards for young musicians.
It comes with a lightweight ergonomic backpack fitted with extra side pockets.

$1,921

E11

Free blowing and a high quality hand finish, with a strong heritage. Constructed by traditional methods, combining technology and experience. Manufactured by Buffet Crampon, in specially dedicated German workshops in Markneukirchen.

 
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Premium /Bb

ABS Body, Silver Plated Keys, traditional double bladder pads, backpack case

$599

E13

The name E13 is legendary for a clarinet that has never changed in 40 years.

With its origins in the BC20 – the clarinet played by Jacques Lancelot – the E13 has accompanied amateurs and advanced musicians to conservatories, music schools and wind orchestras the world over.

Bb with 17 keys.
Stained African blackwood body.

$2,940