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To ensure that your new clarinet lasts a lifetime, the Prodige is made from a co-polymeric ABS instead of wood. The issue with wooden clarinets, especially models made from Grenadilla wood, is that you have to be careful what environment you play them in. Due to their organic nature, sudden humidity or temperature changes can result in the wood cracking - which is an expensive fix! You won't have any of that with the Prodige clarinet. The ABS is unaffected by environmental factors, making them nearly maintenance-free.
Just like every Buffet product, the Prodige receives the same amount of care and attention that it deserves. Buffet's skilled artisans are responsible for moulding and drilling the bore of the Prodige in the same factory in France which they make all of Buffet's instruments. This way they can guarantee consistency to ensure you get the possible product.
The Buffet Prodige clarinet has a simple design featuring the standard 17 keys and 6 rings. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character. All keywork is silver plated, which is long-lasting and ergonomic - allowing ease of play for student players. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the Prodige very nice to play. Even the bell has been developed to optimise projection.
Everything you need
To ensure that you have the best possible experience, the Buffet clarinet includes everything that you need to get started. To keep the clarinet safe, the Prodige clarinet comes with a stylish hard case that offers strong protection. On the outside of the case, you will find the strong zipper, a robust handle, and padded backpack straps for ensure comfort. On the front of the case, you will find a large pocket which is perfect for storing your sheet music. Moulded especially for the Buffet clarinet, the Prodige fits perfectly inside the case. For an extra touch of protection, the inside is lined with a soft-touch material that won't scratch your instrument. There is also a dedicated compartment for any additional accessories such as the included mouthpiece, ligature, and reed.
Buffet has developed the Prodige student clarinet to make it more affordable for those on a budget. Part of this task was to keep the same professional values of the instrument, while decreasing the price. Now students and beginners are able to develop correct technique and musicianship from the beginning of their practical experience. Buffet Prodige’s best qualities are its tone, reliability, and ergonomics. The clarinet's new bore design was inspired by the popular E13 model. This change has enhanced the projection of the sound and made the clarinet much easier to play. Intervals between notes are now much more balanced.
Included in this pack
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 442 Hz
- Body: Co-polymeric ABS
- Bore: Poly-cylindrical
- Barrel: 65mm
- Keys: 17
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Keywork Finish: Silver plated
- Springs: Blue steel
- Pads: Leather
- Included Accessories: Case, Urban Play mouthpiece, ligature, and Reed