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Home > Woodwinds > Clarinets > Bb Clarinets > Professional Bb Clarinets > Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys


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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys

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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys

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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys

Developed in 1955 by Robert Carre, the Buffet R13 Bb Clarinets are the world's most popular and fit well with all types of musician. The R13 is a clarinet with unparalleled flexibility and a lively, responsive sound that cannot be found anywhere else. The bore features a polycylindrical design that creates better focus and adds more "ring" to the tone. Each R13 is complete with leather covered, wood case and necessary care accessories.

The Buffet Crampon R13 is made of stained grenadilla wood, has a hand burnished bore, and power forged keywork and posts that are pre-plated in copper. The clarinet also features a silver-plated adjustable thumb rest, undercut tone holes, polycarbonate fiber reinforced tenons, and Gore-Tex pads. The result is simply the finest professional clarinet on the market, and is considered the reference standard by which all other clarinets must match.

Throughout its long lifetime Buffet Crampon has developed the most complete range of clarinets, while always taking musicians', conductors' and composers' requirements into consideration. Developed in 1955 under the guidance of Robert Carre, the now legendary R13 clarinet quickly became the choice of professional musicians. Musicians are charmed by its rich and focused sound, its power in all registers, and its flexibility. The R13 is suitable for all types of musician, symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students, and amateurs.

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  • Body: Hand Selected Grenadilla
    Bore: Poly-cylindrical / .574
    Barrel: Grenadilla / 66mm / Cylindrical
    Bell: Grenadilla / SIlver Plated Bell Ring
    Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
    Keys: Silver Plated
    Special Keys: None
    Tone Holes: Undercut
    Pads: Double Skin
    Springs: Blue Steel (French)
    Includes: Deluxe Case / Mouthpiece / Ligature & Cap / Care Products
    Crafted In: France
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Buffet delivers, as always

By Jennifer from Houston, TX on 2/15/2011 10:44:40 PM

I had the chance recently to play on a brand new R13. Buffet has always been an industry leader in quality clarinets, and the new R13 is no exception. The fit is comfortable, it doesn't feel cramped or too wide. Buffets generally are well made and with regular maintenance will last decades. They're also less likely to crack or leak over time. I will always choose Buffet.

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3 out of 4 People found this review helpful

Amazing sound

By sydney from tx on 10/24/2009 6:54:20 PM

I have recently bought my r-13. It has a beautiful sound, and is well worth the money!!!

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Buffet R13

By Jennie from Carrollton, Tx on 2/15/2011 11:03:18 PM

The R13 is a great instrument. Most people typically purchase a R13 as they enter high school. The sound quality on the instrument is fantastic. The tuning on the is good although it depends on each horn. The quality of the horn in general is great and the only way you could go wrong is by not purchasing this amazing clarinet.

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4 out of 5 People found this review helpful

Great instrument.

By Annesley from Jacksonville, Florida on 2/22/2011 12:16:33 AM

I purchased this instrument about two years ago and it has given me almost no problems. It has a very warm sound and it is easy to control. It does have some tuning tendancies but that is to be expected from any instrument. Overall, I have found nothing wrong with this instrument and I would reccomend it to anyone looking to purchase a professional clarinet.

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