Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet
Buffet R13 Prestige Bb ClarinetDetails
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.
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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.
Since 1825 Buffet has developed around the recognition of its instrument manufacture. The guarantee of such quality is the charm to a player's heart and as all products are made in either France or Germany workshops this quality is continuously reliable. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need to from highly skilled craftsmen, however the most important skills are dedication, passion and patience. Since birth almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to its players needs, Buffet has adapted the instruments to cope with the period in time.
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. The main characteristics of this clarinet are the focused and rich tones 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.
Grenadilla Wood Body
Unlike other models, the R13 features an African Blackwood (otherwise known as Grenadilla) body. The benefit from this wood body is the unprecedented tone, which is favoured by all professional musicians and has been the professional choice of wood for decades.
Keys and Mechanisms
The Buffet R13 Prestige clarinet has a simple design featuring 18 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is silver plated, which is long lasting and ergonomic - allowing ease of play for the busy professional. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the R13 very nice to play. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather and cork pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.
Recommended Professional Clarinet
The Buffet Clarinet range comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the finest craftsmen in the world. Made in Markneukirchen in Germany, this clarinet will ensure many years of hassle free playing through its ease to service and maintain.
Everything You Need
The Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet comes with a range of accessories, enabling players to get started as soon as the package arrives. Included is a ligature and reed, as well as a case, which allows for easy storage and travel to and from school, rehearsals and concerts.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 440 Hz
- Body: Unstained African Blackwood
- Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
- Keys: 18
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Springs: Blue Steel
- Pads: Combination GT (100% Waterproof and Breathable), Leather and Natural Cork
- Included Accessories: Case, Ligature and Reed
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
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