Buffet Festival B-Flat – 732563
Serial No. 732563
This amazing Festival B-flat Clarinet is practically brand new and includes all of the upgrades you can get.
It was owned for less than a year by one of our clients, who made it the best it can be. We did a complete Artist Overhaul (worth $950) to get the keywork, pads, and action in flawless condition. And we hand-selected a really nice barrel and bell combination that make this instrument sing!
We're offering this clarinet slightly above the list price because of all of the upgrades (worth over $1500). When we received the clarinet back, we also did a full cleaning, oil treatment, and inspection to make sure everything was still in top shape. The clarinet had barely been used by its previous owner, and it's ready for a new home.
Contact us today to try this beautiful instrument, and hear how nice a hand-selected, overhauled, and upgraded Festival can sound!
Every few months we travel to the Buffet Crampon USA Warehouse to personally select the very best clarinets they have to offer. We sift through 50-60 clarinets per visit to find truly outstanding instruments.
When choosing a clarinet, we look for the following characteristics:
- Superior Tone - With evenness throughout the range
- Excellent Resonance and Vibrancy - we listen for that extra sparkle that few clarinets possess
- Even Tuning
- Wood That is Free of Defects - No knots, chips, or wavy grain
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.