Buffet Crampon et Cie is a name synonymous with the finest professional
woodwind instruments ever made. Only a few brands have achieved the distinction of being
the best in their class and Buffet is clearly one of them. Since 1825 the house
of Buffet Crampon has been the most respected name in clarinets, oboes, and saxophones.
This writer's Buffet R-13 clarinet,
a used instrument purchased when he was in high school over 40 years ago, is still a prized
instrument that plays as well as ever. Today's R-13 is better than ever and
features the Green
Line clarinet made of a blend of ebony powder and carbon fibre that is at
once more sustainable than traditional — but endangered —
Grenadilla wood, and better able to withstand changes in temperature and
humidity. Buffet also offers fine student and intermediate models.