Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet
The Buffet Crampon R13 clarinet was created in 1955 by Robert Carre and continues to be a favorite among professionals today. It boasts flexibility in tone production and great response for a wide range of ensemble and solo performances. The bore of the clarinet (The inside shape of the instrument body) uses a polycylindrical contour which focuses the sound and adds additional resonance. Undercut tone holes provide a consistent, even tone throughout all ranges of the instrument. The blue steel springs which help operate the keys allow for quicker key action.
An adjustable thumb rest allows the player to customize their hold on the instrument while double skin pads ensure the keys completely cover the tone holes to avoid leaks. The tenons between the pieces of the clarinet are reinforced with polycarbonate fiber to make them stronger. This clarinet is available with either nickel silver or silver-plated keys, each of which provides a slightly different tone. Designed for a dynamic sound across all registers of the instrument, the Buffet Crampon R13 is a top flight clarinet.