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Buffet Tradition A Clarinet

Code: 100050

This brand new cylindrical bore compliments the R13 and RC bore families, adding a new acoustic dimension to the brand's catalogue.

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Our price £2,835.75 exc. VAT

RRP: £3,502.36

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Buffet Crampon, the pinnacle of world-class clarinet production for 190 years and creator of the revolutionary poly-cylindrical bore design, innovates again with a new bore concept.

Inspired by a pre-1950s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice, this brand new cylindrical bore compliments the R13 and RC bore families, adding a new acoustic dimension to the brand’s catalogue.

“Le son à l’état pur,” or “Sound at its purest level”,

The above best describes this new instrument. The project was completed with the objective of offering a clarinet in its most natural form, with no unnecessary changes or overstated technology.

The new bore concept traces its inspiration to one of the earliest modern professional clarinets, the fabled Buffet Crampon BC20.  Featuring a cylindrical bore design, the new clarinet harkens back to the purity of sound produced by the BC20, with a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design.  The result is an instrument that presents a clear, focused, rich sound suitable for any acoustic environment and an even scale for consistent intonation throughout all registers.

These innovations allow the amateur or professional clarinetist to focus on making music, rather than constantly adjusting their embouchure and voicing.

Unique benefits

The new clarinet also places its roots firmly in research and development from Buffet Crampon’s American and French Artists.

The American team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists:  Jonathan Gunn, Burt Hara, Victoria Luperi, Mark Nuccio and Gregory Raden.

The French team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists: Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Paul Meyer.

All these artists were united around this project to share their performance experiences as orchestral players and soloists, and world view of the clarinet. And what a result! Buffet's panel of American and French Artists were unanimous in the name for this new Buffet Crampon Clarinet: “Tradition”.

This clarinet would be the perfect match for the Buffet Tradition Bb Clarinet.


  • Finest quality grenadilla wood (un-stained)
  • Undercut tone holes: Improves tone and ease of response.
  • Power forged silver plated keywork, preplated in copper, finished in silver plate: Long lasting finish and comfortable feel.
  • Gore-Tex pads: Are long lasting and create a good seal.
  • Bore: Cylindrical bore design
  • Metal capped tenons:  For stability and a centered tone.
  • Additional Eb lever key

Supplied with

The Buffet Tradition A clarinet is supplied in a double new generation pochette style case.  Also included is a Buffet silver plated cap and ligature, pull through, cork grease and a sample reed. N.B. A mouthpiece is no longer supplied with this model.


  • Model: Tradition
  • Key: A
  • Material: Grenadilla
  • Keywork: Silver Plated
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Black
  • Lyre Box: No
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