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Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet

Code: 100248

The R13 impresses with its rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility. The R13 is suitable for all types of musician, symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs.

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Our price £1,971.83 exc. VAT

RRP: £2,376.84

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This iconic model from Buffet, one of the world's leading clarinet manufacturers, is the ideal choice for you as an advanced or professional player looking for an instrument that is able to perform a variety of musical pieces with precision and fantastic response.

Unique benefits

The Buffet R13 was created in 1955 by Robert Carrée and is the most popular professional clarinet in the world. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers.

Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.


  • Wooden body: Stained African blackwood for a warm and pure tone
  • Adjustable thumb rest: For a more natural and comfortable hand position
  • 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
  • Double fish skin pads: Are long lasting and create a good seal
  • Hand burnished bore: Improves intonation and centres tone

Supplied with

The Buffet R13 clarinet is supplied in a hard case with an internal space for smaller accessories e.g. corkgrease. 

Also included is a Buffet silver plated cap and ligature, pullthrough, cork grease and a sample reed.  NB a mouthpiece is no longer supplied with this model.


  • Model: R13
  • Key: Bb
  • Material: Grenadilla
  • Keywork: Silver Plated
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Black
  • Lyre Box: No
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