Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet

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An artisan-level instrument, truly a masterwork.

The Buffet R-13 clarinet has a 40-year history of quality and craftsmanship. From the wind ensembles to the great symphony orchestras, it is the benchmark in clarinet manufacturing. Crafted in high-quality grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. The R-13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.

Most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces, so the Tosca Bb Clarinet is priced and shipped without one. A fine quality French-made HB ligature is included. The HB is a silver-plated metal ligature that is very easy-blowing and provides a round, centered and brilliant sound as well as a superior detaché in the upper register. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.

Features
  • Finest materials and workmanship
  • Impeccable tone and mechanics
  • Timeless design
  • Top quality case and ligature included

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Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet Specifications:

  • Key: Bb
    Pitch: 440 Hz
    Body: natural African blackwood
    Bore: poly-cylindrical according to the Buffet Crampon method
    Bell: special Prestige bore
    Tenons: metal-capped
    Keys: 18
    Rings: 6
    Thumb rest: adjustable
    Eb lever: included
    Keywork finish: silver-plated
    Keywork and mechanics: forged keys, copper plated then silver plated according the Buffet Crampon method
    Springs: blue steel springs for ease and accuracy of key movement
    Pads: 100 % waterproof materials (GT)
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5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i! Absolutely amazing !i

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from waterloo, ontario, canada

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

i recently purchased a pair of R13 Prestige clarinets in Bb and A and it was the best decision i have ever made. I found that the standard R13s werent as consistent in all registers and from the ones i tried, i couldnt get the full rich tone that i was looking for. so i decided to play test a few prestige clarinets and they blew me away. the tone was the biggest and richest tone ive heard in any other clarinet i have tried (and i've tried a lot). the alternate Ab/Eb key makes some difficult passages (like the diminshed arpeggios in concertino) easier. some people remove these keys, but only because they are used to not having them. i decided to keep them and work with them, and now its like ive never worked without them. you've gotta pay the high price to get what you need. and this was an investment of a lifetime.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound but one bad problem

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from Queensbury, New York

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

Re the R13 Prestige BbClarinet BC1133LI love the sound and the feel of this clarinet. For the first three mionths I had no problems. Then I noticed difficulty in gettting from middle A to middle B. I never had that problem before. I brought the instrument to my repairman who noted a small leak in one of the pads that close for the middle B and adjusted the key. It was fine for about a week and the problem reoccured. This was repeated several times until we decided the problem was in the Gore-Tex pads. I am having these two pads replaced with regular pads expecting this will fix the problem. Although everything else about the instrument is great, given the pad problem, an instrument that expensive cannot be recommended.Al Wadler

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(9 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW just WOW

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from East Stroudsburg,Pa USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I'm 16 I'm in high school and I worked hard and bought myself the Prestige R13 Buffet Clarinet and I'm telling you I think this is the best I have ever played. I previously had a E11 and a B12 they were good for a lower level student to learn on but the R13 is over all the best

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(25 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It the best wood clarinet.

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from Anahiem,CA USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I think that this R13 clarinet is the best wood clarinet I've ever played. It produces the best sound. It makes you more in tune,and it makes you sound better. R13's rock.

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(32 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUPERB!!

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from West Virginia

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I have played on MANY different brands and types of clarinets, but this one by far is the best!! I couldnt ask for a better sounding clarinet.

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(127 of 210 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best...

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

My parents bought me my prestige as a high school graduation gift. I am currently a music major in a Texas university and I cannot explain how wonderful this clarinet is. The sound and appearance of this horn is out of this world...it gives you such a warm and beautiful sound. I highly recommend this clarinet to serious clarinetists. You will not be disappointed.

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(21 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Clarinet

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from St. Louis, Missouri

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I recently purchased the Buffet R13 Prestige and I couldn't be happier with it. The tone is so fluid and warm, and it jumps easily across the registers. I used to play on a Selmer intermediate model, and this clarinet has really made the difference in my playing. I would most definitely recommend this clarinet to anyone who is willing to spend the money on it. It is definitely worth it.

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(9 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant

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from UK

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I recently acquired an R13 Prestige clarinet. I love the warm, beautiful tone that I have come to expect from Buffet Crampon clarinets. I find the clarinet incredibly responsive and seems to follows my thoughts rather than fingers, a clichT I know but it's true. The only negative is that it is quite resistive as with all wooden clarinets but the resistance will decrease over the next 6 months. A beautiful Clarinet.

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(6 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME CLARINET

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from Skankville, Ohio

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I just recently bought a Buffet R13 Prestige, and I love it!! I would recommend this to anybody who plays the clarinet, but not a beginner. I used to play on a Selmer CL201, but I had to get it fixed, a lot. The tone quality of the Prestige is fabulous!! What I really like about it is that it has an extra key, its an Eb key. Now I don't have to do crazy fingerings. This is simply THE BEST clarinet ever!!

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(31 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best clarinet I have ever played

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Bb Clarinet:

I probably have quite a bit less experience than quite a lot of clarinetists, but having played it for 7 years I have never played a clarinet quite so smooth over the registers, especially when going over the break. I tried it out against the E11 and although the E11 was smooth, the smoothness of the R13 shined through.I am now the proud owner of an R13 and wouldn't swap it for any other clarinet!

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