New Clarinets from Buffet Crampon

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • April 5, 2021

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The Buffet Crampon E12F semi-professional clarinet has firmly established itself as a go-to step-up, semi-professional clarinet. It gives clarinetists an excellent option to upgrade from a student clarinet while still remaining affordable, with many of the features found on Buffet Crampon professional clarinets.

E12F clarinets feature unstained African blackwood bodies with silver-plated keys, as well as leather pads. The E12F has a polished bore similar to the legendary R13, as well as a key layout close in placement to the R13 family of professional clarinets. Because of these shared features, the E12F also enables the player to be well-prepared for the move to a Buffet Crampon professional clarinet in the future.

The E12F has a durable, adjustable thumb rest for the right hand that features a neck strap hook. A backpack case with lots of storage and convenience, as well as reinforced backpack strap hooks, completes the outfit.

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor for Buffet Crampon Group, is also pleased to introduce the newest additions to its professional clarinet family: The GALA B-flat and A clarinets.

The GALA clarinets offer a stained African blackwood body, silver-plated keywork, leather pads, two barrels, and a compact pochette-style case, and they are outfitted with an upgraded HB France ligature and cap set, with a unique mix of silver-plating (ligature) and black nickel-plating (cap). Their most distinctive features, making them unlike other Buffet Crampon professional clarinets, are the black nickel-plated tenon rings and GALA upper joint medallion, providing an absolutely stunning instrument that plays as well as it looks.

GALA professional B-flat clarinets (BC1121-2-0P) are available for order now, with a GALA A clarinet (BC1221-2-0P) on the way soon.

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