Buffet R13 Prestige A Clarinet

4,080.00 RRP 4,566.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 5th January 2017
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30 day money back guarantee included

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Optional: 5 year warranty: €265.00
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Product Ref: 76512

  • Features Unstained Grenadilla Wood Body & Silver Plated Keywork
  • Buffet Crampon Manufactured Poly-Cylindrical Bore Design
  • Maintains Professional Qualities and High Performance Standards
  • Carefully Assembled and Adjusted by Expert Technicians
  • Includes Genuine Leather Hardshell Case, Ligature and Cap

Buffet R13 Prestige A Clarinet


The Buffet R13 Prestige A Clarinet is the perfect choice for discerning players who desire an instrument that can maintain professional qualities and high performance standards. The R13 Prestige Clarinet features an unstained grenadilla wood body which is carefully selected for its acoustic and aesthetic characteristics. Carefully assembled, adjusted and tested by expert technicians, the Buffet R13 prestige produces a rich tone in all registers along with a dark, full sound. The R13 clarinet comes supplied with a ligature and cap, plus a genuine leather hardshell case featuring secure locking latches.

Product Ref: 76512

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Please Note: If you don't already have one, you'll need to purchase a mouthpiece separately for use with this clarinet. Choose from our clarinet mouthpiece selection here.

Legacy of the R13

Originally designed in 1955 by the reputable Robert Carree, this clarinet became a huge hit in the USA before becoming a favourite among many professional clarinetists and experienced amateur musicians. What entices musicians to this instrument is its focused and rich tone combined with its ability to play throughout all registers evenly. It is also extremely versatile, meaning it can be played in a number of genres, from orchestras, military bands and jazz.

Professional Body

The Buffet R13 Prestige uses unstained grenadilla wood that is found from african blackwood. This is then treated to produce a body that has a fantastic tone and projection, but also has durability. The poly-cylindrical bore of this clarinet has been manufactured using the Buffet Crampon method, which includes many years of expertise and knowledge.

Reliable Mechanisms

If you buy a Buffet clarinet then you are purchasing one of the best designed and manufactured clarinets on the market. The stainless steel rods and pivot screws are silver plated to provide strength, durability and a stylish look. The keywork has been cold forged and plated in copper and then silver plated after. This gives a smoother finish and a longer lasting set of materials. The waterproof GT pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone. After all this, the instrument is adjusted and tuned to precise measurements by expert technicians before it leaves the factory.


  • Adjustable Thumb Rest
  • Standard Eb/Ab Lever
  • Combination Gortex Pads (100% Waterproof and Breathable)



  • Key Of: Bb
  • Tuning: 440 Hz
  • Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
  • Bell: Prestige
  • Keys: 18
  • Rings: 6
  • Springs: Needle Springs, Flat Springs


  • Body: Unstained Grenadilla Wood
  • Tenons: Metal-Capped
  • Keywork: Silver-Plated
  • Keywork and Mechanics: Forged Keys, Copper and Silver
  • Springs: Blue Steel
  • Pads: Leather and Natural Cork

Included Accessories

  • Double Attache Case
  • Buffet Ligature
  • Cap
  • Reed