The Buffet R13 Bb clarinet is probably the most popular and well regarded professional instruments available today. Originally designed by Robert Carrée in 1955 the model quickly garnered an enviable reputation and has been continually developed and improved since. The instrument is now better than ever, it has a fabulous tone quality, is incredibly reliable and with the right mouthpiece combination is unbeatable.
The Buffet R13 is a completely hand crafted clarinet. It is produced from high quality, select African Hardwood which is treated and stained to give a fantastic look and feel. It has power forged keys which are pre-plated in copper and then silver plated along with blue steel springs which produces a quick, efficient and responsive action. The bore is poly cylindrical and is hand burnished which assists in overall projection of sound whilst helping also with the general intonation. It is an instrument that is well known to give a bright, clear sound that works well in a number of musical settings.
Worth noting that the instrument does not come with a mouthpiece as standard. This is generally because at this level mouthpieces are very personal and a player will often have more than one. We do have a selection of mouthpieces available, see our linked product section of this page.
This Clarinet outfit comes with a superb leather covered double case so there is enough room for an A clarinet as well, Buffet 'Harmony' ligature and cap and cleaning accessories.
- Hand-selected Grenadilla-wood body
- Power forged keywork, preplated in copper and finished in silver plate
- 0.925 solid bell ring
- Blue steel springs
- Adjustable thumb rest
- Undercut tone holes
- Poly-cylindrical bore