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The initial designs of the E13 clarinet were first drawn up 40 years ago. Since then, the design has been perfected over the years to produce the instrument that everyone now loves. It's this perfected design that has enabled the E13 to be used in music schools and wind orchestras all over the world. All Buffet clarinets come with a wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the finest craftsmen in the world.
The E13 is a professional standard instrument, at a budget-friendly price. The E13 is made from Tanzanian grenadilla wood and is manufactured in the Buffet workshop in France. Already popular for its professional design, the E13 now introduces a new bell, inherited from the popular RC. This bell is capable of producing bright sounds with great projection.
Grenadilla Wood Body
Unlike other models, the E13 features an African Blackwood (otherwise known as Grenadilla) body. The benefit from this wood body is the unprecedented tone, which is favoured by all professional musicians and has been the professional's choice of wood for decades.
Keys and Mechanisms
The Buffet E13 clarinet has a simple design featuring the standard 17 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is silver plated, which is long lasting and ergonomic, enabling ease of play for all clarinetists. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the E13 very nice to play. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.
Everything You Need
Included with the Buffet E13 is a range of accessories to help you start playing straight away. The included attache style case boasts a hardwood shell wrapped in a soft touch leatherette cover. To ensure that no one can access your clarinet, the case features two shiny clasps that add a touch of luxury to the appearance. These clasps can be locked for enhanced security with the included set of keys. Also included is a mouthpiece, ligature, and reed.
About Buffet Crampon
Buffet have been manufacturing instruments since 1825 and are world famous for their clarinets. When purchasing Buffet instruments, you are guaranteed consistent high-quality as all products are made in French workshops. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need from highly skilled craftspeople. However, the most important skills are dedication, passion, and patience. Since the beginning, almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to their players' needs, Buffet has adapted their instruments to cope with modern demands.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 442 Hz
- Body: Grenadilla
- Keys: 17
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Springs: Blue Steel Needle Springs
- Pads: Leather Covered
- Bell: RC Bell
- Included Accessories: Attache Case, Mouthpiece, Ligature and Reed
Please note that wooden instruments are affected by humidity and temperature and as a result, the wood may expand and contract which would affect joints such as the tenons and bell rings. If you do experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.