Developed in 1955 by Robert Carre, the Buffet R13 Bb Clarinets are the world's most popular and fit well with all types of musician. The R13 is a clarinet with unparalleled flexibility and a lively, responsive sound that cannot be found anywhere else. The bore features a polycylindrical design that creates better focus and adds more "ring" to the tone. Each R13 is complete with leather covered, wood case and necessary care accessories.
The Buffet Crampon R13 is made of stained grenadilla wood, has a hand burnished bore, and power forged keywork and posts that are pre-plated in copper. The clarinet also features an adjustable thumb rest, undercut tone holes, polycarbonate fiber reinforced tenons, and Gore-Tex pads. The result is simply the finest professional clarinet on the market, and is considered the reference standard by which all other clarinets must match.