This clarinet is one of Buffet Crampon’s historic models. Created in 1955 by Robert Carrée, the R13 clarinet was a big hit in the United States and still meets with unprecedented success. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.
Key of Bb
Select African blackwood body, barrel and bell
Blue steel springs
Adjustable thumb rest
Undercut tone holes
Deluxe wood shell case w/ plush lined interior
The R13 is made of carefully selected, treated and stained African blackwood. This, combined with Buffet-Crampon's unique 3 step polycylindrical bore, creates the dark, full sound that has become the standard of the industry. The rich, focused tone provides the performer with great versatility and power in all registers. The double fish skin, treated pads provide superior response and durability. The blue steel springs allow for fast and accurate key movement. It's no wonder that the R13 is consistently the choice of professionals throughout the world.