Buffet R13 Professional Bb Clarinet Outfit

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2,599.00 RRP 2,957.34 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 41323

  • Includes Solid Hard Case, Ligature and Reed
  • Stained African Blackwood Body and Silver Plated Keywork
  • Popular Model Produced by Robert Carree in 1955
  • Yields Focused and Rich Tones + Powerful in All Registers
  • Suitable for Professional Clarinet Players

Buffet R13 Professional Bb Clarinet Outfit


The Buffet Crampon R13 model is one of the most popular professional clarinets available. Praised for its focused and rich tone that is powerful in all registers, the instrument lends itself to many genres of music and repertoire. This instrument is the Staple Professional model Clarinet and is appropriate for the serious and developing musician.

Product Ref: 41323

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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. It is also extremely versatile and so it can be played in a number of genres such as orchestras, military bands and jazz.

Professional Body

The Buffet R13 uses the grenadilla wood that is found from african blackwood. This is then treated and stained 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.

Top Quality Mechanisms

The Buffet R13 Clarinet is 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 great stylish look. The silver keywork has been power forged and plated in copper and then silver plating. This gives a smoother finish and a longer lasting set of materials. The superior quality double fish skin pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone.

Everything You Need

This clarinet comes with a variety of accessories that you need to get going. Firstly, the instrument comes with a case, which makes transporting the clarinet to concerts and rehearsals very easy. It also includes a Buffet ligature and reed.



  • Body: Stained African Blackwood
  • Rods and Pivot Joints: Stainless Steel, Silver Plated
  • Keywork Finish: Forged Silver, Copper and Silver Plated


  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Bore Size: Poly-Cylindrical
  • Toneholes: Undercut
  • Keys: 17
  • Rings: 6
  • Springs: Blue Steel
  • Pads: Double Fish Skin

Included Accessories

  • Double Attache Case
  • Buffet Ligature
  • Cap
  • Reed