Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet

3,666.00 RRP 4,141.23 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 1st November 2016
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Product Ref: 73920

  • Unstained Grenadilla Wood Body and Silver Plated Keywork
  • Poly-Cylindrical Bore Design
  • Tuned To 440hz
  • Carefully Assembled and Adjusted by Expert Technicians
  • Includes Genuine Leather Hardshell Case, Ligature and Cap

Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet


The Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet is the perfect choice for discerning players who desire an instrument that offers professional quality and performance. The R13 Prestige Clarinet features an unstainded 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 Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet also comes supplied with a ligature and cap, plus a genuine leather attache case with secure locking latches.

Product Ref: 73920

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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 leads musicians to this instrument is its focused and rich tone combined with its ability to play throughout all registers sweetly. It is also extremely versatile, meaning it can be played in a number of genres, from orchestras to military bands to jazz.

Professional Body

The Buffet R13 Prestige uses the 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 to the Buffet Crampon method, which included many years of expertise and knowledge.

Professional Mechanisms

With any Buffet Clarinet, 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 maillechort keywork (an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel) has been cold forged and plated in copper and then silver plating. 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.


  • Key: Bb
  • Tuning: 440Hz
  • Wood: Unstained Grenadilla
  • Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
  • Bell: Prestige
  • Tenons: Metal-Capped
  • Keys: 18
  • Rings: 6
  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Eb/Ab Lever: Standard
  • Keywork: Silver-Plated
  • Keywork and Mechanics: Forged Keys, Copper and Silver
  • Springs: Needle Springs, Flat Springs Blue Steel
  • Pads: Combination Gortex (100 Waterproof and Breathable), Leather and Natural Cork