Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet

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

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.History of the Vintage R13
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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R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet Specifications:

  • 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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5.0

wow...

By J.P. McNamara

from California

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

Well, I've been playing on the vintage R13 for about 3 months and Im very satisfied with what Im getting out of it. Before I purchased the vintage R13 I was playing on an E11, and this clarinet was extremely out of tune with other minor problems. The vintage R13 has none of these problems, and it has a great sound, look and intonation.

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sorry

By Taylor-sdKbO

from .......

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

toatally void my rating and anything i said about his clarinet. I just realize i have the real vintage buffet r13 which is much rarer and is not made anymore so i was complimenting the wrong instrumen. :) sorry.

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5.0

Wonderful!!

By Taylor-sdKbO

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

A great instrument for the more serious players. It is constructed of a very unique wood with a dark brownish color. The silver plated keys are comfortable and very well constructed and placed (in order on instrument). This wonderful clarinet delivers a mellow and beautiful sound. It makes a true clarinet sound and greatly improves how you sound. Overall a great instrument. I strongly recommend it this sd -box of rigotti gold reeds (truly give you a brighter sound)-a rovner light ligature-a Morgan RM28 mouthpiece(These attributes will form a wonderful instrument)P.S.- Although, I like these attributes, everyone has different opinions so i recommend trying before buying.

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5.0

Excelent!!

By Taylor-sdKbO

from .......

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

I have had the r13 vintage for about 2 years now and never have I been more amazed with a musical instrument. I enjoy everything about it and it is a horn that gives a true clarinet sound. I recommend this astounding instrument to all players who take music seriously and want to enroll in music throughtout their life. This is an instrument that will last you all your life and is truly a treasure to posses. The only bad thing I have to say about it is when I received my horn, I had problems with the cork gettting stuck even when it was well greased. I ended up having to sand down the wood below the cork to make the pieces fit together with ease. But, this has not discouraged me at all for this is a trly amazing clarinet. Top of the line and recommened greatly. I love it!!!

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excelent!!

By Taylor-sdKbO

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

I have had the r13 vintage for about 2 years now and never have i been more amazed with a musical instrument. I enjoy everything about it and it is a horn that gives a true clarinet sound. I recommend this astounding instrument to all players who take music seriously and want to enroll in music thorugh out their life. This is an instrument that will last you all your life and is truly a treasure to posses. The only bad thing i have to say about it is when i recieved my horn, i had problems with the cork gettting stuck even when it was well greased, i ended up having to sand down the wood below the cork to make the pieces fit together with ease. But, this has not discouraged me at all for this is a trly amazing clarinet. Tope of the line and recommened greatly.I love it!!!

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(16 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Choice!

By Mary Lynn S.

from Beaumont Texas

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

I have been playing the Vintage for six years now, and it is amazing. The sound is beautiful, and it stands out amongst most other clarinets. The tone is very rich and pure. At contests, judges would always praise me about my tone. The ease of response is great. I also get many compliments on the appearance of it. I would not trade any other clarinet in the world for it. I strongly recommend this clarinet if you are a serious musician.

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(20 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Horn

By Katie-s5Yih

from Indianapolis

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

I have played alot of different clarinets and the Vintage is DEFINITELY my pick. More focused and rich than the normal R13 this clarinet is a cut above the rest. Buffet clarinets are known for their quality and this horn is definitely no exception.

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(54 of 85 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful!!

By Beth-IS8Iu

from Illinois

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

A perfect clarinet! I have tried the E11 and the modern R13, but this is a wonderful instrument. It has a much deeper and beautiful tone than any other clarinet I have ever played. Very Highly Recommended!!!!!

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(9 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredibly amazing

By EN

from NJ

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

I've had my Vintage for about six months, and it's the most wonderful thing I own. It has great ease of response and produces a very sweet, clean sound. Additionally, the way it feels is absolutely perfect. The keys just feel better than those of other clarinets. The only slight flaw is that the chalumeau and altissimo registers are not perfectly in tune with each other, but that could very easily be my fault. This is a clarinet that will absolutely make you want to practice all day.

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(56 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent clarinet

By Daniel-goafy

from San Francisco Ca.

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet:

The intonation, warmth and response of this clarinet make me think I am a better clarinetist than I really am. I am in awe at the way this horn responds to my every whim. It just makes playing what I want that much easier. Beautiful to look at (great,tight wood grain), beautiful to hear (crisp, fluid, tone) and beautiful to feel in my hands (incredible, right-on, key placement). It came with a double case and I am not a fan of double cases but all in all it is a great bargain. I am not sure about the Vintage being "just like vintage R-13's" but it is an exceptional clarinet just on it's own.

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