Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional Bb Clarinet

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An expressive clarinet deserving of the name Prestige.

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.
GreenLine instruments are made with wood that is recovered and recycled in the manufacturing process using a proprietary technology developed by Buffet. The resulting wood composition is resistant to temperature and humidity changes.


 

Prestige R13 Professional Bb Clarinet Specifications:

  • Level: Professional
  • Key: Bb
  • Barrel, Body, and Bell Material: Carefully selected, unstained grenadilla
  • Keys: Silver-plated
  • Key System: Boehm (French) / 18 Keys
  • Special Keys: Alternate Eb/Ab lever
  • Tone Holes: Undercut
  • Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
  • Bore Size: .574" (14.59mm)
  • Pads: Gore-Tex
  • Springs: Blue steel (French)
  • Includes: Deluxe case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
  • Crafted In: France
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Buffet CramponPrestige R13 Professional Bb Clarinet
 
4.7

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The Best...

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...Read complete review

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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What kind of poppy is that

That clarinet is just poppy under my shoe is dirt crappy it makes the worst sound in the world if you ever get that king of clarinet i would come and find you and hurt...Read complete review

That clarinet is just poppy under my shoe is dirt crappy it makes the worst sound in the world if you ever get that king of clarinet i would come and find you and hurt you and find your clarinet and make wood for my fireplace So dont buy it

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(3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
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What kind of poppy is that

By Keneth Bob

from alabama

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional Bb Clarinet:

That clarinet is just poppy under my shoe is dirt crappy it makes the worst sound in the world if you ever get that king of clarinet i would come and find you and hurt you and find your clarinet and make wood for my fireplace So dont buy it

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i! Absolutely amazing !i

By the muffin man

from waterloo, ontario, canada

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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

By Allen Wadler

from Queensbury, New York

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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

By Sean Matthew Ma

from East Stroudsburg,Pa USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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.

By Oscar Esteves

from Anahiem,CA USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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!!

By Gary-9v8BK

from West Virginia

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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 Professional 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

By Andie

from St. Louis, Missouri

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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

By Fraiser

from UK

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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

By Catherine

from Skankville, Ohio

Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige R13 Professional 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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