"A highly colourful clarinet!"
The Vintage clarinet was designed in 1996 by René Lesieux, master craftsman and responsible for instrument research and development at Buffet Crampon for over 40 years.
In creating the Vintage, Buffet Crampon especially wanted to satisfy those musicians who wish to find the same features and sound they had with their 1950's R13 clarinet.
Today, the Vintage has charmed many clarinettists over the world. They choose the Vintage for its fluid, focused tone, its homogeneity in all registers, and its easy response.
The Vintage in A has a special bore designed to provide a previously unreached level of flexibility and remarkable tuning with a warmth in all registers.
♦ Key: A
♦ Specially chosen Grenadilla wood
♦ Pitch: 440 (2 barrels)
♦ Barrel length: 66/66V
♦ Silver plated keywork
♦ Eb lever (standard)
♦ Raised C#/G# tone hole (A clarinet only)
♦ GT pads
♦ Rods in stainless steel
♦ Adjustable thumb rest
♦ Supplied in double leather case