A Clarinet Buffet Crampon Tradition nickel plated BC1216L-5-0
A Clarinet Buffet Crampon Tradition BC1216L-5
“Le son à l’état pur,” or “Sound at its purest level”, best describes this new instrument. The project was completed with the objective of offering a clarinet in its most natural form, with no unnecessary changes or overstated technology.
The new bore concept traces its inspiration to one of the earliest modern professional clarinets, the fabled Buffet Crampon BC20.
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. These innovations allow the amateur or professional clarinetist to focus on making music, rather than constantly adjusting their embouchure and voicing.
The new clarinet also places its roots firmly in research and development from Buffet Crampon’s American and French Artists. The American team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists: Jonathan Gunn, Burt Hara, Victoria Luperi, Mark Nuccio and Gregory Raden. The French team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists: Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Paul Meyer.
All this artists were united around this project to share their performance experiences as orchestral players and soloists, and world view of the clarinet. And what a result! Buffet Crampon panel of American and French Artists were unanimous in the name for this new Buffet Crampon Clarinet: Tradition.
- Key: A
- Pitch: 440/ 442 Hz
- Stained African blackwood
- Cylindrical bore
- 2 barrels: 64 and 65 mm
- 18 keys
- 6 rings
- Eb left hand lever
- Adjustable thumb rest
- Nickel plated keywork
- Blue steel springs
- GT- leather and natural cork
- Single (Bb) dark naugahyde, new generation pochette style