Buffet Tradition Professional Clarinet – Silver Keys
Sound at its Purest Level
The new Buffet Tradition Clarinet is designed to combine a truly vintage inspired tone with the performance needs of professional clarinetists. Based on an entirely new model bore that is based on the cylindrical bore from the vintage BC20 clarinets.
Dave Kessler’s Barrel Recommendation:
The Buffet Tradition clarinet has this wonderfully rich, thick sound with a lot of tonal presence. In our testing, we found that when paired with a Buffet ICON barrel, the Buffet Tradition clarinet added an amazing tonal sweetness and beautiful center and an even more impressive resonance to the sound. This combination was one of the most impressive sounds that I have ever heard from a Buffet clarinet, which really says something. I HIGHLY recommend pairing the Tradition with a new Buffet ICON barrel, and since we let you do that for only $1 more, why not?!
About the Buffet Tradition Clarinet
From Buffet-Crampon: “Buffet Crampon, the pinnacle of world-class clarinet production for 190 years and creator of the revolutionary poly-cylindrical bore design, innovates again this year with a new bore concept.
The Buffet Tradition is Inspired by a pre-1950s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice. The Buffet Tradition uses a brand new cylindrical bore compliments the R13 and RC bore families, adding a new acoustic dimension to the brand’s catalog.
“Le son à l’état pur,” or «Sound at its purest level,» 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 Buffet Tradition 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.
The new Buffet Tradition 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, along with French Artists Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Paul Meyer, 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!
Our panel of American and French Artists were unanimous in the name for this new Buffet Tradition Clarinet!”
Every Buffet Tradition clarinet we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup on the Buffet Tradition clarinet is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, a clarinet (regardless of who the manufacturer or the price point is) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours!
This is why we perform our setup (in our www.ClarinetRepairs.com ProShop) on your clarinet before delivering it to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your new Buffet Festival clarinet setup flawlessly!
Buffet Tradition Specifications
|Bore||New Buffet Tradition Cylindrical Bore|
|Material||Premium, Stained Grenadilla|
|Pads||Mixture of GoreTex, Leather & Cork Pads|
|Key Style||Nickel or Silver Plated – with Left Hand Eb Lever|
|Mouthpiece||Buffet Stock Mouthpiece|
|Barrel||Buffet Tradition 65mm & 66mm Barrels Included|
|Case||New Tradition Series Pro Case|
|Warranty||Buffet Warranty & Kessler 1 Year Shop Warranty|