Known the world over for their professional woodwind instruments, Buffet Crampon is definitely most famous for their outstanding line of clarinets. Founded in Paris and expanding quickly to meet international demand, Buffet Crampon clarinets have become a name synonymous with quality of tone and construction. Played by top musicians, ensembles and orchestras alike, the clarinets found in this section represent over a century of fine-tuning. From the traditional Bb clarinet to bass, harmony and Eb options, the selection here was designed to accommodate players of all types. And even though Buffet Crampon clarinets are considered some of the most high-end instruments on the market, they still have student clarinets, so beginners can start out on the best as well. Also, if you're looking for replacement barrels to reinvigorate your prized instrument, you'll find several options to suit your exact clarinet, keeping it sounding as good as it did the first time you played it.
To start your search, begin by narrowing things down by clarinet type, because there are so many spectacular instruments on this page it can be a bit overwhelming. Manufactured with a variety of materials, features and details, every ambitious clarinet here brings something different to the table. Spend some time with each of them to really ensure you are getting the best instrument for your style of play - you'll be glad you did.
The pinnacle of Buffet Crampon's efforts though is the 1553 Prestige Eb Contra Alto Clarinet. Crafted with genadilla wood and undercut tone holes, this clarinet promises quick response and an unforgettable tone. Also featuring automatic double octave keys with a high Bb key and a half hole speaker vent for a better emission of F#, this clarinet produces a rich, dark sound that cuts through any arrangement. It truly is a piece of art.
You've probably heard of Buffet Crampon before, but until you play one of their clarinets yourself it's hard to fully appreciate what they are capable of and the magical tones they can produce. If you are a serious musician looking for a clarinet that will truly capture the emotion of your play, nothing will do but a Buffet Crampon.