New Buffet Tradition Clarinet – 2nd Generation
Sound at its Purest Level
The new 2nd Generation Buffet Tradition Clarinet builds on its original design and brings in many of the enhancements of the higher end Legende model clarinet. The new Tradition model has been refined to help produce the purest sound possible from the new modern cylindrical bore.
What’s New with the 2nd Generation Buffet Tradition Clarinet?
The new Tradition clarinet brings in several modifications and enhancements compared to its first generation design. While the first generation model was an exceptional clarinet, the 2nd Generation Tradition combines elements from the highest end Buffet Legende clarinet. These changes include:
- New Bell Design
- Low F Correction Key
- Refined Keywork
- Metal Tenon Caps
- Unstained Wood
- New Logo Badge
Buffet Tradition Specifications – 2nd Generation
|Bore||Tradition Family Cylindrical Bore|
|Material||Premium, Unstained Grenadilla|
|Pads||Mixture of GoreTex, Leather & Cork Pads|
|Key Style||Nickel or Silver Plated – with Left Hand Eb Lever & low F correction key|
|Mouthpiece||No Mouthpiece – Lig & Cap Included|
|Barrel||Tradition 65mm & 66mm Barrels Included|
|Case||New Tradition Series Pro Case|
|Warranty||Buffet Warranty & Kessler 1 Year Shop Warranty|
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 Clarinet is Inspired by a pre-1950s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice. The Buffet Tradition Clarinet 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 Clarinet: 18 Month, 0% Interest Financing!
Purchase your new Buffet Tradition Clarinet from Kessler & Sons Music using First Mutual Finance and receive special 18 Month, 0% Interest Financing!
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18 Month, 0% Financing Option Available on New Instrument at Advertised New Price Only. Cannot be combined with “Barrel for a Buck”. Full details on financing page. Does not apply towards Store Used Demos or Used Instruments. Demos and Used models can still be financed under standard terms.