Buffet Festival - Bb Clarinet (542038)

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This is a very nice condition Buffet Festival Bb Clarinet, ideal for an upgrading player or pro. The Festival is one of the leading Buffet designs, on par with the Prestige range of instruments. These models are all hand finished and produced using the finest Grenadilla wood that is carefully seasoned and selected for these premium models.

Based around the original R13 style bore shape the Festival is the modern re-imaginiation of this classic design. With a flexible sound that offers plenty of projection players will appreciate it's immediacy of response, even tonal colours and excellent tuning scale. It has a little more depth than the R13 Prestige perhaps due to the minor tweaks in the design but this is quite subjective.

This instrument comes with the standard two Festival barrels (66mm and 65mm) giving players an option depending on the conditions they are playing in. It also benefits from the metal tenon sockets (as pictured) which add strength to the core and help prevent cracking. The instrument is in nice clean order with just general signs of light use overall.

Three internationally renowned clarinet artists Jacques Lancelot, Guy Deplus and Michel Arrignon collaborated to produce the Buffet Festival clarinet. It meets the needs of todays musicians and teachers who are faced with the daunting task of interpreting a wide repertoire of works from Mozart to Boulez. 


African blackwood, specially selected clarinets by M.Arrignon, silver plated keywork, longer lasting Gore-Tex pads, undercut tone holes, adjustable thumbrest, supplied with a hard case.

  • Fully workshop checked and set-up
  • 6 Month Warranty
  • Save £1,300+ off the new model price
  • Try at home on 14 day approval
  • Pro model made in France
  • Supplied in original Buffet hard case

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