Paul Meyer worked on the research project for developing the acoustics for this instrument, which resulted in the Divine clarinet. The word ‘divine’ makes you think of quality such as beauty, splendor, and awe; a level of perfection. It is a word of high praise with connotations of purity and light. This is the Buffet-Crampon Divine Bb Professional Clarinet.
This model has the same hole placement as the Tosca model which some say allows for better intonation. The Divine clarinet comes with two barrels – 65mm (442hz) and 66mm (440hz) – which fit with both the Bb and the A model. It also has slightly more high’s in the shape of sound but has ample abilities to produce plenty of sound.
The Divine is made of grenadilla wood with specific upper joint Green Line tone-hole slots eliminating air leaks on tone-holes most prone to crack. The carbon wire (a Buffet Crampon patent), which replaces the metal rings, makes the clarinet 60 grams lighter and thus contributes to its exceptional balance with greater vibration and less restriction.
As with the Tosca model, the Divine clarinets are equipped with a low F correction key. New keywork and spatulas enhance the clarinet’s ergonomics without destabilizing the musician’s capabilities. Whereas the Tosca clarinet was the R13 bore’s top range model, the Divine features the Buffet Crampon RC bore’s latest evolution. This new range of clarinet represents a major step forward in Buffet Crampon’s history, by fusing technical expertise with unparalleled craftsmanship in French wind instrument manufacturing. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.
- Key :Bb
- Pitch :440/442 Hz
- Body :Natural African blackwood, selected
- Bore :Poly-cylindrical
- Tenons :Metal-capped
- Tones holes slots :In Green-LinE on the upper joint
- Carbon wire :Barrel, lower joint and bell
- Corks :Synthetic on tenon, requires lubricant BCA0135
- Barrels :2.55 and 2.59
- Keys :19
- Rings :6
- Thumb rest :Adjustable
- Eb lever :Included
- Low F correction key :Included
- Keywork finish :ilver or gold plated
- Keywork and mechanics :Forged keys, copper and silver
- Springs :Blue steel
- Pins :Metal O-ring :
- Pads :100% waterproof material (GT), leather and natural cork