A colorful clarinet fashioned after the famed R13s of the 1950s.
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. Crafted in high-quality unstained grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. This is a clarinet that is reminiscent of the original '50s R13. Buffet includes a luxurious calfskin leather pochette case with the R13 Vintage Professional Clarinet.
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.
- Top quality materials
- Silver-plated keys
- Professional standard, reissue of the original
- Tone, power and projection across all registers
- Quality case and HB ligature included
The standard bearer.
R13 Vintage Professional Bb Clarinet Specifications:
- Level: Professional
Barrel, Body, and Bell: Hand-selected grenadilla wood
Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 keys
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, ligature, cap, and care products
Crafted In: France
Reviewed by 22 customers
- Easy To Play
- Quality Craftsmanship
- Rich Sound
- Warm Tone
- School Bands
- Small Venues
This clarinet is of superior quality! It has a warm, precise and beautiful tone. My daughter loves this beautiful instrument. She loves the way it plays, and loves the sound even more.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.