Buffet 'Tradition' Bb Clarinet

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  • Natural African Blackwood Body Features Silver Plated Keywork
  • Suitable for Professional Players and Avid Musicians Alike
  • Comes Equipped with Case, Ligature and Cap
  • Includes the Revolutionary Poly-Cylindrical Bore Design
  • Clear, Rich Sound Suitable for Any Acoustic Environment

Buffet 'Tradition' Bb Clarinet


The Buffet 'Tradition' Bb Clarinet is designed to meet the needs of today's modern market of players, while not excluding the revolutionary poly-cylindrical bore design, inspired by a pre-1950's model. The clarinet is capable of producing clear, focused and rich sounds, suitable for any acoustic environment. To enable players to focus solely on their practise, Buffet has achieved consistent intonation throughout all registers. The design features an adjustable thumb rest for added comfort, metal-capped tenons and a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design. The Buffet 'Tradition' Clarinet comes equipped with a case, ligature and cap.

Product Ref: 70272

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Please Note - if you don't already have one you'll need to purchase a mouthpiece separately for use with this clarinet. Choose from our clarinet mouthpiece selection.

The Tradition Design

This Buffet 'Tradition' Bb Clarinet has been inspired by a pre-1950's design, however also considers the needs and ambitions of modern day players. Featuring a brand new poly-cylindrical bore design, this clarinet has added a new acoustic option to Buffet's ever growing catalog of products.

Le son a l'etat pur

Translates to 'Sound at its purest level', which is Buffets way to describe the beauty and tonal character of this new Tradition Clarinet. The model represents a clarinet in its most natural and pure form, without unnecessarily altering the design.

Inspired Design

The new poly-cylindrical bore design combined with a Tosca inspired tone hole placement, results in clear focused and weighted sound suitable for all playing styles and environments. These innovations help the player to focus more on technical aspects, rather than voicing and embouchure alterations.

Top Quality Mechanisms

The stainless steel rods and pivot screws are silver plated to provide strength, durability and a professional look. The silver plated keywork has a smoother, long lasting finish. The waterproof GT pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone. After all this, the instrument is adjusted and tuned to precise measurements by expert technicians before it leaves the factory. As a tribute to the clarinets of decades past, the key posts are left in their bare state, to give a vintage and aesthetically pleasing result.

Additional Accessories

The Buffet 'Tradition' Clarinet comes equipped with a selection of accessories, including a dark naugahyde new generation pochette case, ligature, cap, and maintenance kit.



  • Key Of: Bb
  • Pitch: 440/442 Hz
  • Body Material: Natural African Blackwood
  • Bore Shape: Cylindrical
  • Tenons: Metal-Capped
  • Barrels: 2.55 and 2.59
  • Keys: 19
  • Rings: 6
  • Thumbrest: Adjustable
  • Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
  • Springs: Blue Needle Springs
  • Pads: GT Waterproof, Leather and Natural Cork
  • Posts: Unplated

Included Accessories

  • Dark Naugahyde, New Generation Pochette Style Case
  • Ligature and Cap