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Item #: 462811
Mfg #: BC1131V-2-0-462811

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Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet

Condition 2 - Gently Used   
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$3,390.40

Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet

Condition 2 - Gently Used   
what is this?
$3,390.40
Product Overview

A colorful clarinet fashioned after the famed R13s of the 1950s.

Product Details

Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet

The Buffet R13 Bb Vintage Professional Clarinet has one conical 66mm barrel and one cylindrical barrel. It has been crafted by Buffet with silver-plated keys, undercut toneholes, specially treated polycylindrical bore, and a silver-plated adjustable thumb rest. It is crafted in high-quality unstained grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. This clarinet is reminiscent of the original '50s R13. Buffet includes a luxurious calfskin leather pochette case with the R13 Vintage Professional Clarinet.

The Buffet Vintage R13 Bb Clarinet produces a pure, focused sound that is unmistakably Buffet. Many elements were utilized on the Vintage that are not found on the modern R13. Several tone hole placements have been adjusted to improve tuning, and the bell is 1mm longer producing a very fluid clarion register. Features include full grenadilla wood body, silver-plated keys, adjustable thumb rest, and two barrels (one cylindrical, one reverse taper). Musicians of all kinds will love the Buffet R13 Vintage as it is extremely flexible, centers easily and projects well in almost any hall.

In 1996, during a tour of the US and Canada, Rene Lesieux, Buffet's Research and Development Manager, fielded many requests from players who wanted a clarinet with the same feel and sound quality of the 1950's R13s. The result is a clarinet that has a great scale, a fluid sound and better response and sound emission.

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  • Level: Professional
    Key: Bb
    Barrel, Body, and Bell: Hand selected grenadilla wood
    Keys: Silver-plated
    Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
    Special Keys: Eb Lever
    Tone Holes: Undercut
    Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
    Bore Size: .571" (14.50mm)
    Barrels: 1 grenadilla cylindrical, 1 grenadilla reverse taper
    Pads: Double skin
    Springs: Blue steel (French)
    Includes: Leather pochette-style case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
    Crafted In: France
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Buffet R13 is Fabulous

By Leslie from West Chester, PA on 2/15/2011 6:02:46 PM

I have been playing on a Buffet R13 since 1973. My R13 was stolen while in college, and I got another, plus a matching R13 in A. I recently purchased a newer R13 with silver plated keys (my other one has nickel keys). I love the tone, response, and the intonation is excellent. I am the concertmistress of three bands, so as the person expected to do the tuning, I must have an instrument I can rely on.

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Clarinet

By Sara Vega from Conyers, GA on 2/18/2011 11:25:18 PM

It's a really good clarinet. Our daughter first used it in September of this year. She has been in love with it ever since. She always practices, especially after homework and dinnertime. Our money is being well spent and will last for years to come.

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