The Buffet Crampon Festival clarinet was designed in collaboration with Jacques Lancelot, Guy Deplus and Michel Arrignon to meet the needs of todays musician who are faced with the daunting task of interpreting a wide repertoire of works from Mozart to Boulez.
The Buffet Festival A Clarinet is supplied with two barrels, each of a slightly different length, to enable the player to easily switch between 440 Hz and 442 Hz pitch. The tone holes have been minutely altered to improve the overall tuning, an adjustment also found on Buffet's Tosca model clarinets. This, combined with the poly-cylindrical bore, results in a rich powerful sound with a particularly warm and deep tone.
"GreenLine" is a material developed by Buffet Crampon after becoming aware of the importance of conserving the world's supply of woods such as ebony and grenadilla. It consists of 95% grenadilla wood powder combined with polycarbonate fibres in an epoxy resin, which conserves precious resources which still producing an instrument with all the positive qualities of wood. GreenLine instruments are a similar weight to those made of grenadilla wood but are not susceptible to atmospheric variations including temperature and humidity, therefore eliminating the risk of warping and cracking. This makes GreenLine instruments an ideal choice for musicians who regularly play in a wide variety of weather conditions.
All our Buffet Festival clarinets come with cleaning accessories and a sturdy case.