Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit

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The new E12F clarinet from Buffet-Crampon sets new standards in step-up/intermediate level instruments!

For advancing players ready to step up to the next level, the new E12F clarinet from Buffet-Crampon is one of the best options out there.  This instrument is made from 100% natural grenadilla wood that is carefully selected and stabilized, then treated with aspecial varnish to both protect against cracks and scratches, and insure optimal projection and sound quality.  Built with the reliability that has made Buffet an industry standard since their founding in 1825, the E12F is easy to play and has incredibly accurate intonation and response in all ranges.

The E12F's thumbrest is adjustable for player's comfort and has a ring for a neck strap if desired.  The forged coppered and silvered keys are supported by screwed pillars and blue steel springs for excellent feel and action, as well as durability, and the instrument's leather pads guarantee an airtight seal when playing.  It offers a sound quality and playing experience that very few instruments at this price point can equal.

The E12F also features an ergonomic and practical backpack-style case for ease of transport.  

Things You Will Get:

    Backpack Style Case
    Mouthpiece
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Model E12F

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5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (4)
    • Orchestra (3)
    • Recording (3)
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    5.0

    Professional Grade

    By 

    from Southern California

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • All wood
    • Sound
    • Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Orchestra

      Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

      All professional Clarinets are made from 100% wood and this one is no exception. Buffet is well known for its attention to detail and the quality of the instruments it builds. The small details in this Clarinet make it a dream to play like the adjustable thumb rest and the backpack style case. This is a real hands-on product review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

       
      5.0

      Top of the line tone

      By 

      from Cincinnati,OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • band
        • Orchestra

        Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

        The grenadilla wood produce a very rich quality sound and the fingering is smooth and responsive. A real quality instrument.

        • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Definitely a step up

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        Pros

        • Great tone
        • Grenadilla Wood
        • Smooth action
        • With Case And Mouthpiece

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

          Buffet has always been the go-to brand for clarinets. The E12F is great for students who are ready to upgrade from maybe a resin or plastic clarinet. The 100% granadilla wood body definitely gives off a smooth, warm tone. The keys and action feel great. This clarinet also comes with a mouthpiece and a backpack style case that parents and students absolutely love.

          This is a hands-on review from Mercedes @ Sam Ash Dallas.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Intermediate to semi pro horn

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Easy playability
          • Great sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concert Band
            • Wind Ensemble

            Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

            This is a great clarinet for the arsonal of a serious player. Not quite as pricy as the R13, but with tons of high end features that make this a great choice for the high school or college student that's upgrading from a student level instrument.

            This is a real hands on product review from JOsh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Proven Quality

            By 

            from Dallas, Texas

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • For Beginners Or Pros
            • Great tone
            • Grenadilla Wood
            • Very Playable
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • band
              • Orchestra
              • Solo playing

              Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

              Buffet has been known for decades for prodicung consistently high quality instruments, and the E12-F is no exception. For superior sound, excellent playability, responsiveness, and value for your money, you can't beat it!

              This is a real hands-on product review from Greg @ Sam Ash Dallas.

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              5.0

              Step up to an incredible instrument

              By 

              from Sam Ash Music Ontario, Ca.

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Awesome sound quality
              • Easy playability
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Advanced Players
                • Orchestras
                • Recording

                Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

                Beautifully crafted, it sounds and looks like a much more expensive instrument. Built for players who are ready to step up to an advanced level clarinet, the E12F is made from natural genadilla wood and treated to resist scratches and cracks. It's built to last for a long, long time and sound quality is incredible. Comes with case and mouthpiece. This is a real hands on review by Sean@ Sam Ash Ontario.

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                5.0

                Literally a step up!

                By 

                from Queens, NY

                Verified Reviewer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

                      The Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit is literally a step up from your student model clarinet for not too much of a wallet drain. If you are tired of your plastic or carbon clarinet, then this is the next step for you with a grenadilla body. The action is very smooth and consistant throughout the instrument. It has a beautiful tone and will make your cheaper clarinet seem like a toy.

                      "This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens"

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                      5.0

                      High Dollar Sound on a Low Dollar Budget

                      By 

                      from Sam Ash Music

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Smooth play
                      • Warm tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performing
                        • Practice
                        • Recording
                        • School

                        Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

                        Buffet has done it again and produced consistent quality that we have come to know and love. The step-up E12 is the latest and greatest from the French - German instrument company, featuring a lovely full granadilla wood body. The wood delivers an incredibly soothing warm tone that joined with the exceptional craftsmanship makes an instrument that not only sounds great, but is easy to play! And with the price you certainly can't go wrong. For any serious player who is looking into an upgrade, look no further!

                        This has been a real hands on product review from Nate @ Sam Ash Sarasota

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                        5.0

                        French Craftsmanship at a Great Price

                        By 

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Keys
                        • Pads
                        • Tone
                        • Wood

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Auditions
                          • concerts
                          • Practicing
                          • School

                          Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

                          At a fraction of the cost of their famous R-13 model, this is the perfect step up model for the advancing player. Features an all grenadilla body that produces a dramatic warm and sweet tone that you can't get from plastic student models. The leather pads insure the tone holes are covered completely with no leaks and to prevent squeaking. Buffet has been famous for their clarinets for almost 2 centuries and the 12F is a welcome addition to their line. I couldn't recommend this clarinet more.

                          This is a real hands on product review from Ryan @ Sam Ash Philadelphia.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Buffet is always amazing

                          By 

                          from Ontario, CA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Finish
                          • Great tone
                          • Responsive
                          • Stays in tune

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Orchestral
                            • Performances
                            • Practice
                            • Recording
                            • School

                            Comments about Buffet E12F Step-Up Clarinet Outfit:

                            Buffet never, I mean never, dissapoints.

                            The E12F came out a couple of years ago and has been a staple intermediate/ semi-profession clarinet. Made in France and the keys are made in Germany, made with 100% grenadilla wood, sealed for consistency and beauty. The keys are finished well and don't tarnish. The tone is great accross the full spectrum, it's repsonsive, edgy if needed or warm depending on your emboucher. If you've outgrown your current clarinet, or you just feel that it can't keep up, it may be time to trade your old one in. I would strongly suggest Buffet, escpecially the E11 or E12 as your first consideration as an upgrade from your student model.

                            Hands on reviewer, Sam Ash #41

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