Completely handmade In France by Buffet's master craftsmen, the R13 Prestige is the best 'R13' modern clarinet available today. Buffet uses only the best quality grenadilla wood, leaving it unstained and in its natural state. They add a left hand Eb lever and upgrade the clarinet to the GoreTex professional pads.
The R13 Prestige is one of the top clarinets in the R13 bore family. The Grenadilla wood is carefully selected for its acoustic and aesthetic qualities and the wood is carefully polished and left in its natural color. The mechanics are prepared and finished with great precision: milling holes inside the specifications according to the Buffet Crampon expertise.
The tenons of the body are capped with metal rings, in order to limit the risk of cracks. The mechanics are carefully assembled and adjusted by expert technicians.
Body: Natural African blackwood (grenadilla)
Bore: Poly-cylindrical according to the Buffet Crampon method
Bell: Special Prestige bore
Thumb rest: Adjustable
Eb lever: Included
Keywork finish: Silver plated
Keywork and mechanic: Forged keys, copper plated then silver plated according the Buffet Crampon method
Springs: Blue steel springs for ease and accuracy of key movement
Pads: 100% waterproof materials (GT)
Accessories: Elegant attache-style hard leather case with mouthpiece, reed, cork grease and polishing cloth