Hand-Selected Buffet ClarinetsThe 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.
- 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
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.
Buffet Clarinets In Stock
New Buffet R13 Clarinets
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.
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!
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||$4350|
|Wood and Greenline||Silver||$5850|
|Festival||B-flat||Wood and Greenline||Silver||$6150|
|RC Prestige||B-flat||Wood and Greenline||Silver||$8750|
|E-Flat||Wood and Greenline||$9195|
|Tosca||B-flat||Wood and Greenline||Silver||$10095|
|Prestige Bass||Range to Low Eb||Wood and Greenline||Silver||$13950|
|Range to Low C||$15225|
|Range to Low C (w/ Removable Extension)||$15995|
|Tosca Bass||Range to Low C||Wood||Silver||$17525|
|Student Bass||Range to Low E-flat||Wood||Silver||$8350|
|Prestige Alto Clarinet||E-flat||Wood||Silver||$17950|
|Prestige Contra Alto Clarinet||E-flat||Wood||Silver||$28095|
|RC Prestige Basset Clarinet||A||Wood||Silver||$12925|
|RC Prestige Basset Horn||F||Wood||Silver||$21495|