Hand-Selected Buffet Crampon Clarinets
At Pereira 3D, we travel to the Buffet Crampon USA headquarters and select the very best instruments in their stock. From there, each instrument is initially set up to ensure all pads seal properly, pads are upgraded to improve the instrument's resonance and response, the mechanism is properly adjusted, poor stock bumpers are replaced, pad heights are corrected, etc. This means you receive a superb-quality instrument in great working order from the very start.
Clarinets are hand-selected for their quality of wood, tone/resonance qualities, reliable intonation, and a great blow-through.
In addition, if a clarinet model you wish to purchase is not in stock, you're welcome to select one yourself from the Buffet Crampon Showroom in New York City or the Buffet Crampon USA headquarters in Jacksonville, FL and purchase it through Pereira 3D, or I can make a trip and select the best clarinet to fit your needs.
Explore Buffet Crampon's complete clarinet line-up:
Current Stock of Hand-Selected Instruments
Buffet R13 Bb (Silver Keys)
$3,883 - Wonderful balance in sound and response. A great "all-around" R13
Buffet Festival Bb (Silver Keys)
$4,841 - Beautiful, round sound with excellent response and projection
Buffet R13 Bb (Silver Keys)
$3,883 - Immediate response and projects exceptionally well
Buffet Festival A (Silver Keys)
$5,557 - Warm, resonant sound with an incredibly even range
Buffet R13 A (Silver Keys)
$4,666 - Great blow-through and response. Will match a Bb R13 nicely!
Buffet E12F Bb (Silver Keys)
$2,058 - Great uniformity in sound. Performs like a professional instrument
Buffet R13 Prestige Bb (Silver Keys)
$6,718 - Astounding core and very reliable response. One of the finest R13s I've found
*Photos for used instruments available upon request
Used Buffet R13 Prestige Bb (2017, Silver Keys)
$4,900 - Hand-Selected from other R13 Prestiges when purchased new. This instrument has no cracks and features a beautiful center to the sound and response.
Used Buffet R13 Prestige A (2018, Silver Keys)
$5,500 - Hand-Selected from other R13 Prestiges when purchased new. This instrument has no cracks and has a lovely balance between warmth and "ping" in the sound.
Used Buffet RC Prestige Bb (1983, Silver Keys)
$3,800 - Overhauled, in wonderful shape. This instrument has no cracks, tunes well, is free-blowing and resonant, and has one of the most beautiful cores among all pre-90s instruments I've found.
Upgrade Package for New Clarinets
Even though instruments are already hand-selected and set-up before purchase, we offer additional services to bring an already-great instrument to another level. Below you can find what the Artisan Set-up package includes:
Pereira 3D Artisan Set-up for Bb, A, and Eb Clarinets - $250
All pads are upgraded - Cork on the upper joint & Valentino Masters on the lower joint unless otherwise specified
Beveling of particular cork pads to improve venting/response and enhance tonal uniformity
All tone holes are refinished to ensure an optimal seal
All original bumpers are replaced with high-quality materials to improve the overall action of keys
Key fitting and spring tensions are checked once more to further enhance the action
All hinge rods are lubricated with premium oil and pivot screws with premium grease
Final play-testing and adjustments as needed to ensure the clarinet performs at its highest potential
New/Used Instrument Repair Credit
New and Used clarinets purchased from Pereira 3D are professionally set-up initially for a good seal and mechanism, including pad adjustments/replacement, spring tension adjustments, and replacement of any bumpers that are in poor condition. We recommend that instruments should be regulated every 6 months to keep them in the ideal playing condition, so Pereira 3D offers a repair credit for instruments bought from our shop:
Student/Intermediate Clarinets (i.e. Prodige, Premium, E11) - $50 Repair Credit
Semi-Pro/Professional Clarinets (E12F, R13 & up) - $100 Repair Credit