A colorful clarinet fashioned after the famed R13s of the 1950s.
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
Barrel, Body, and Bell: Hand selected grenadilla wood
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