Buffet Vintage Bb Clarinet Outfit
Buffet Vintage Bb Clarinet OutfitDetails
The Buffet Vintage Bb Clarinet was developed and perfected in 1996 by Rene Lesieux, a master instrument maker who worked with Buffet for over four decades. The 'Vintage' originates from the colours and influences taken from the 1950's, to create the design. Today this clarinet is popular for its fluid and focused tone, as well as its homogeneity and ease of response. Its unique bore produces incomparable suppleness and incredible accuracy in all registers. This stunning Buffet instrument comes equipped with a hard case, ligature and reed.
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The Vintage Design
In 1996 this clarinet was developed and perfected by Rene Lesieux, a master instrument maker with Buffet for over four decades. Its name originates from the colours and influences the model took from the 1950's. Today, the Buffet Vintage is popular for its focused tone, as well as its homogeneity and ease of response. The Vintage has a unique bore, ensuring unrivalled suppleness and accuracy across all registers.
New Bore Design
The new poly-cylindrical bore design combined with the Tosca inspired tone hole placement delivers a clear focused and weighted sound suitable for all playing styles and environments. These innovations result in the player being able to focus more on technical aspects, rather than voicing and embouchure alterations to achieve their tonal desires.
Top Quality Mechanisms
The stainless steel rods and pivot screws are silver plated to provide strength and durability. 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. As a tribute to the clarinets of decades past, the key posts are left in their bare state, to give a vintage and aesthetically pleasing result.
The Full Package
To ensure players can start using their new instrument straight away, Buffet has added a hard case, ligature and reed to this package.
*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.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 440/442 Hz
- Body: Stained African Blackwood
- Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
- Tenons: Metal-capped
- Barrels: 2.55 and 2.59"
- Keys: 18
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Eb Lever: Standard
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Keywork and Mechanics: Forged Keys, Copper and Silver
- Springs: Needle and Flat Blue Springs
- Pads: 100 Waterproof Material (GT), Leather and Natural Cork
- Included Accessories: Hard Case, Ligature and Reed
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