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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A 40-year history of unsurpassed musicality!

The Buffet R13 Bb Professional Clarinet is the legendary choice of professionals. Key of Bb. With .577" bore; 66mm barrel; premium-quality grenadilla wood; 17-key, 6-ring nickel-plated keys; polycylindrical bore; undercut toneholes; and adjustable thumb rest. Includes deluxe naugahyde-covered wood shell case with plush interior.

The Buffet R13 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 R13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.

FEATURES
  • Top quality materials
  • Silver-plated keys
  • Professional standard
  • Tone, power and projection across all registers
  • Quality case and HB ligature included

Order today. It's the first name in symphonic clarinets for a wide range of very good reasons.

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Buffet CramponR13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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Experience is Key

I have been playing on an R13 for years. My current one is actually a mid-70s model made in Paris. What I have to say about the newer models is that they have...Read complete review

I have been playing on an R13 for years. My current one is actually a mid-70s model made in Paris. What I have to say about the newer models is that they have a very similar tambre and color, but the response is just a hair less subtle. Not a huge deal, though-it's a fantastic clarinet. I have not found an interval this thing can't keep in tune, and it sounds like a dream-AS LONG AS YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR A WHILE. I have a friend who got one of these early on in his career and hated it because he couldn't get used to its touchy response. So, if you're gonna buy one, remember that it's not a YCL-4 it's way more responsive and way less forgiving. So just a heads up.

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We got a lemon

We bought a new R-13 clarinet from Musician's Friend a few days ago. Our clarinet instructor inspected it and played it last night. She found several defects: "The (3) Tenon...Read complete review

We bought a new R-13 clarinet from Musician's Friend a few days ago. Our clarinet instructor inspected it and played it last night. She found several defects: "The (3) Tenon joints don't fit. To get that fixed have to have someone put it on a machine and sand it down. The gap is substantial on all three joints. It's so far apart we can't tell the pitch of the instrument. I would not buy this clarinet myself. If it this crooked on the outside, what is it like on the inside?"
We are going to exchange it and try again. The verdict is still out on how well the customer service department at Musician's Friend responds.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

We got a lemon

By Kim

from St. Louis, MO

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

We bought a new R-13 clarinet from Musician's Friend a few days ago. Our clarinet instructor inspected it and played it last night. She found several defects: "The (3) Tenon joints don't fit. To get that fixed have to have someone put it on a machine and sand it down. The gap is substantial on all three joints. It's so far apart we can't tell the pitch of the instrument. I would not buy this clarinet myself. If it this crooked on the outside, what is it like on the inside?"
We are going to exchange it and try again. The verdict is still out on how well the customer service department at Musician's Friend responds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My Out of Box Clarinet Purchase

By Winks

from Tucson, Arizona

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      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      This was a great purchase, It needed some adjustments, several pads had to be refloated in, had a sticking high C on the left and a leak that would not let the High F# speak and another hangup going from F below middle C to G. I am blessed with a great tech and it is working great! The sound is amazing! Which is why it was worth keeping, this was worth it for the price. Another big plus was that the alternate fingering for Bb,Eb sounds as good as if you were playing the normal fingering. I have never heard a clarinet speak those notes so clearly.

      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Experience is Key

      By nameless912

      from Cincy

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      I have been playing on an R13 for years. My current one is actually a mid-70s model made in Paris. What I have to say about the newer models is that they have a very similar tambre and color, but the response is just a hair less subtle. Not a huge deal, though-it's a fantastic clarinet. I have not found an interval this thing can't keep in tune, and it sounds like a dream-AS LONG AS YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR A WHILE. I have a friend who got one of these early on in his career and hated it because he couldn't get used to its touchy response. So, if you're gonna buy one, remember that it's not a YCL-4 it's way more responsive and way less forgiving. So just a heads up.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best you can get...

      By oledurt

      from Littleton, CO

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      I started playing on this Clarinet when I was in High School. I went on to play professionally in the United States Marine Corps. I traveled with this instrument and played it in every environment you can think off, I never had any problems with it. It always came through. This is not a starter horn however so if you are a beginner this will be too much for you intermediate to advanced players will make this horn shine.

      (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By CaneronLeigh

      from Holladay, UT

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      I didn't even really know what it was til I was 16. When I got her, I played SO much! I couldn't put her down!

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Clarinet EVER!

      By Rebecca132

      from San Fransico, California

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      The R13 is my dream come true! I love it! The tone is so beautiful! I play my clarinet at least double the time.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best Ever

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      The Buffet R-13 is the sweetest clarinet made. It is the choice of many professional orchestral and jazz players.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By schu32

      from Michigan

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      Excellent instrument. Only drawback is cork swells when playing, making it difficult to take apart. I still would recommend this instrument to everyone.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It is the best clarinet out there to buy

      By the mail man

      from Durham, NC

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      I have been looking for a good clarinet for years and now I finally found one. I can't tell you how good it is. The tone is amazing and it is so easy to play. If you can get a R-13 it would probably be the best choice for anyone who is serious about playing.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys:

      It's tone is so nice and the handling on it is so incredible.

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