New Buffet Clarinets – Launch on Saturday May 28th…12th May 2016
The New Buffet ‘Tradition’ Professional Model:
The new Tradition has been 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 Buffet offerings.
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.
Interestingly the new clarinet also places its roots firmly in research and development from Buffet Crampon’s American and French Artists, this may not seem a huge thing but bear in mind most new Buffet models since 1960 have been developed nearly exclusively with French players only, often who work in the Paris music scene. This more global consulting process is surely a step in the right direction.
The New Buffet ‘Prodige’ Beginners Model:
Replacing the ever popular Buffet B12 model, Buffet Crampon has revolutionised the student clarinet! Now, beginners on a budget can start out with a professional sound. The essential qualities of the Prodige clarinet are tone, ergonomics and reliability. For the first time in this sector, the required operations for creating perfect acoustics, especially the moulding and drilling of the bore, are performed entirely in France and Germany to ensure a consistent result.
Prodige’s new bore, inspired by the renowned E13 model, allows an unprecedented ease of play and projection of sound. The intervals between notes are pitch-perfect and balanced. Its bell has also been entirely reworked in order to optimise projection. Our innovation: a textured bore.
The Buffet representative and our clarinet experts will be on hand throughout the day to help answer any questions on these new clarinets, and of course we would encourage you to come and give them a blow, we want YOUR opinion!!
*WIN a FREE CLARINET LESSON with Angela Malsbury from the Royal Academy of Music:
Thanks to our friends at Buffet we’re able to offer an amazing free clarinet lesson with Angela Malsbury, Clarinet Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music. EVERY person who comes and tries one of the new Buffet clarinets will be entered into the prize draw for this amazing FREE prize. So, don’t miss out…come and check out the new clarinets, have a play, and possibly win a prestigious lesson with Angela Malsbury!
All this is available at our store on Saturday May 28th, 2016. From 11am – 2pm. For details on how to find us please click here.