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Buffet's research, development, and production teams all worked together to produce a high-quality student clarinet, for an affordable price. It was important to keep the professional qualities of the model, so Buffet worked hard to come up with a solution which could make this possible. The assembly of this model takes place in Buffet's German workshop in Markneukirchen. The key characteristics of the E12F are its reliability, accurate tuning, and easy playability.
Grenadilla Wood Body
Unlike similar student clarinets, the E12F features an African Blackwood (otherwise known as grenadilla) body. The wood has been treated with a clear varnish to prevent damage to the instrument. The benefit from this wood body is the unprecedented tone, which is favoured by all professional musicians and has been the chosen professional choice of wood for decades.
Keys and Mechanisms
The Buffet E12F clarinet has a simple design featuring the standard 17 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is silver plated, which is long lasting and ergonomic, enabling ease of play for all clarinetists. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the E12F very nice to play. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.
About Buffet Crampon
Buffet have been manufacturing instruments since 1825 and are world famous for their clarinets. When purchasing Buffet instruments, you are guaranteed consistent high-quality as all products are made in French workshops. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need from highly skilled craftspeople. However, the most important skills are dedication, passion, and patience. Since the beginning, almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to their players' needs, Buffet has adapted their instruments to cope with modern demands.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 442 Hz
- Body: Grenadilla
- Keys: 17
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Springs: Blue Steel Needle Springs
- Pads: Leather
- Included Accessories: Backpack Case, Mouthpiece, Ligature, and Reed
Please note that wooden instruments are affected by humidity and temperature and as a result, the wood may expand and contract which would affect joints such as the tenons and bell rings. If you do experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.