Hand-Selected Buffet Clarinets

The best way to find your next instrument

Every few months we travel to the Buffet Crampon USA Warehouse to personally select the very best clarinets they have to offer. After a careful hand-selection process, we professionally set up and play each instrument before offering it to our customers, bringing you truly outstanding instruments every time.

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When choosing a clarinet, we look for the following characteristics:

  • Superior Tone – With evenness throughout the range
  • Excellent Resonance and Vibrance – we listen for that extra sparkle that few clarinets possess
  • Even Tuning
  • Wood That is Free of Defects – No knots, chips, or wavy grain

Professional Clarinet Setup

With our setup, your clarinet will be its very best from the start!
Clarinets from any factory (even the very best Buffet Clarinets) are not perfect in terms of keywork, pads, spring tension, etc. What sets us apart is that every single clarinet receives a full professional-quality setup to make the mechanical feel and function as good as the sound. We spend a great deal of time addressing every issue that can keep your clarinet from playing its absolute best.

Every clarinet is checked to make sure the following things are perfect:

  • Pressure/Suction – No leaking pads
  • Key Movement – No binding or drag
  • Spring Tension – Proper tension and balance
  • Ring Heights – Checked for proper evenness and height
  • Pad Height Opening – Checked for proper venting (no stuffiness)
  • Key Spatula Locations – Key positions checked for ergonomics

Why Buy Your Clarinet from Us?

 We are clarinetists with many years of performing and clarinet repair experience, so we know exactly how a great instrument should play and feel. This results in a better adjusted, easier to play, and ultimately a better sounding clarinet.

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New Buffet Tradition II Clarinets

2019 sees the TRADITION clarinet donning a new dress, worthy of the resounding success generated by her big sister, LEGENDE, after her public debut in 2017.

“Sound at its purest level” has become the motto of this new family of cylindrical bores, descended from the BC20, a clarinet iconic of the brand. The woody, well-centred tone conquered the world, inspiring us to innovate, transform and reinvent ourselves.

New Buffet Legende Clarinets

This new clarinet is also the result of these developments in methodology and touts the same virtues as its high-end counterparts, including:

  • metal-capped tenons, for an enduring union between upper and lower joints
  • GreenLinE tone hole slots, ensuring an air-tight closure and flawless sound while eliminating the risk of cracking
  • a low F correction key to enhance the sound in this characteristic scale
  • ergonomic rings for a more comfortable and intuitive feel (Légende exclusively)
  • natural wood, specially selected and honed for a perfect resonance

New Buffet BCXXI Clarinets

Louis-Auguste Buffet and Hyacinthe Klosé were the first great innovators in the history of the clarinet in the nineteenth century, adapting Boehm’s mobile rings and rethinking the sound concept with the groundwork of the first polycylindrical bore..

Robert Carrée, iconic figure of Buffet Crampon in the 20th century, in collaboration with Jacques Lancelot, perfected the fundamental acoustic techniques and refined the polycylindrical design concept of our bore families by creating the two legendary clarinets: the R13 and RC, released respectively in 1954 and 1975.

Want To Audition The Buffet BCXXI Clarinet?

At the end of the 20th century, Buffet Crampon revolutionized the structure of base materials with Green-Line.

Today, we start a revolution for the 21st century: a longer B-flat clarinet that pushes all boundaries. Eric Baret and our four testers, musicians Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Martin Fröst, and Paul Meyer, are proud to present the BCXXI.

Financing available through Synchrony!


Flexible financing available through Synchrony

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

See below for a complete list of all the Buffet clarinets we can hand-select for you if we don’t have one available at this time!

Trial Policy

The trial policy for any instrument is seven days upon delivery. You can try as many instruments as you would like, and any instrument shipped must be paid for. After choosing your favorite, simply return the other instrument(s), and your card will be refunded (minus a 5% restocking fee).

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to play-test instruments.

Below is a complete instrument and price list for Buffet clarinets which we can personally select for you. Currently, we don’t have every model in stock, but if you’re looking for a particular instrument we can certainly get it for you. Please contact us for additional information.

Buffet Clarinets – Complete Price List

Model Name Instrument Key Available Body Materials Plating Price
R13 B-flat Wood and Greenline Nickel $3973
Silver $4493
A Wood Nickel $4823
Wood and Greenline Silver $5344
E-flat Wood Silver $6472
Festival B-flat Wood and Greenline Silver $5607
A $6565
Tradition B-flat Wood Nickel $5823
Silver $6186
A Nickel $6799
Silver $7088
Legende B-flat Grenadilla Wood Silver $8763
B-flat Boxwood $11299
A Grenadilla Wood $9264
R13 Prestige B-flat Wood Silver $7937
A $8358
RC B-flat Wood Silver $5777
A $6905
E-Flat $6714
RC Prestige B-flat Wood and Greenline Silver $8091
A Wood $8761
E-Flat Wood and Greenline $8556
C Wood $9482
D $11627
Tosca B-flat Wood and Greenline Silver $9316
A $9737
E-flat Wood $9870
Divine B-flat Wood Silver $10094
A $10515
BCXXI B-flat Grenadilla Wood Silver $9045
Prestige Bass Range to Low Eb Wood and Greenline Silver $13057
Range to Low C $14293
Range to Low C (w/ Removable Extension) $15026
Tosca Bass Range to Low C Wood Silver $16520
Student Bass Range to Low E-flat Wood Silver $7779
Prestige Alto Clarinet E-flat Wood Silver $16932
Prestige Contra Alto Clarinet E-flat Wood Silver $26877
RC Prestige Basset Clarinet A Wood Silver $12053
RC Prestige Basset Horn F Wood Silver $20384
Gala B-flat Wood Silver $3229
E13 B-flat Wood Silver $3613
A $4323
E12F B-flat Wood Silver $2431
E11 B-flat Wood Nickel $1400
A $2815
E-flat $3353
C $3353