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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 here.
Since 1825 Buffet has developed around the recognition of its instrument manufacture. The guarantee of such quality is the charm to a player's heart and as all products are made in either France or Germany workshops this quality is continuously reliable. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need to from highly skilled craftsmen, however the most important skills are dedication, passion and patience. Since birth almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to its players needs, Buffet has adapted the instruments to cope with the period in time.
Designed by Michel Arrignon, the Buffet Tosca is an example of the skills the highly experienced craftsmen acquire. Tosca's favoured characteristics include rich harmonies, flexibility and ease of response. The poly-cylindrical bore shape became a huge hit in the USA before becoming a favourite among many professional clarinetists and experienced amateur musicians. Favored for its focused and rich tone combined with its ability to play throughout all registers evenly, the bore is extremely versatile and can be played in a variety of musical styles - from orchestras to military bands to jazz. The Buffet Tosca uses grenadilla wood found from African blackwood. This is then treated and stained to produce a body with fantastic tone and projection, but also durability.
Grenadilla Wood Body
Unlike other models, the Tosca 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 choice of wood for decades.
Keys and Mechanisms
The Buffet Tosca clarinet has a simple design featuring 19 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is silver or gold plated, which is long lasting and ergonomic - allowing ease of play for busy professionals. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the Tosca very nice to play. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather and natural cork pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.
Recommended Professional Clarinet
The Buffet Clarinet range comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the finest craftsmen in the world. Made in Markneukirchen in Germany, this clarinet will ensure many years of hassle free playing through its ease to service and maintain.
Everything You Need
The Buffet Crampon Tosca Bb Clarinet comes with a range of accessories, enabling players to get started as soon as the package arrives. Included is a ligature and reed, as well as a case, which allows for easy storage and travel to and from school, rehearsals and concerts.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 440/442 Hz
- Body: Natural African Blackwood
- Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
- Tenons: Metal-Capped
- Barrels: 6.48mm and 6.58mm (2.55" and 2.59")
- Keys: 19
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Mechanisms: Eb Lever and Low F Correction Key
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Keywork and Mechanics: Forged Keys, Copper and Silver
- Springs: Blue Steel
- Pads: 100 Waterproof Material (GT) Leather and Natural Cork
- Included Accessories: Case, Ligature and Reed