It takes a very long time to perfect the precise art of building fine instruments - so it's refreshing to know that Buffet Crampon has had about two centuries to get it right. Founded in Paris in 1825, the company has been known for its world-class clarinets from the very beginning. Over the years, they've added other woodwind instruments to their repertoire as well, so whether you're looking for a clarinet, oboe or bassett horn, you can find a fantastic choice right here. There are also plenty of Buffet Crampon extras available: good news if you like to accessorize, or if you're simply looking for a new case, stand, replacement pads or other essentials.
Choosing an instrument from Buffet Crampon's lineup is a fairly straightforward process. They're a leading manufacturer of professional woodwinds, but they also have make a lot of student and intermediate instruments, so look for a model that fits your experience level. If you want a Bb clarinet, for example, the Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet is perfect for a beginner - but if you're a pro, you'll probably be more interested in something like the Prestige R13 Professional Bb Clarinet.
Once you've found the instrument that matches your needs, consider picking up a few accessories to go along with it. For instance, the Buffet Crampon Chadash Clarinet Barrels and Moennig Clarinet Barrels allow you to make subtle adjustments to the instrument's tone. The Bass Clarinet Swab and Woodwind Swab make cleaning a cinch. You'll appreciate having a place to rest the instrument between plays with the Buffet Crampon Clarinet stand, and no clarinetist should be without a tube of cork grease.
From instruments to woodwind accessories, Buffet Crampon makes everything you need to take the next steps on your musical journey, whether those are the first few paces or the hundredth mile. Of course, the longer you've played, the more likely it is that you're deeply familiar with Buffet Crampon already - it's no secret that they're a wish list topper for clarinetists everywhere. And there's no time like the present to make that wish list item a reality.