The Buffet Festival provides a great value in the professional Buffet clarinet lineup. Based on the bore of the legendary R13, the Festival has a slightly smaller and very warm sound. Compared to the R13, It includes 2 barrels (65 & 66mm) as well as upgraded with left hand Eb lever and metal tenon caps.
This model is also available in “Green-Line” material. Green-Line material has the same tonal performance as wood. It is made from Grenadilla powder (95%) and carbon fiber. The Grenadilla powder is obtained by crushing smaller left over pieces of Grenadilla into the dust. This helps eliminate wood that is otherwise wasted. The 2 materials are then pressure formed into the new Green-Line material. There are many benefits to this material. Foremost is the fact that the Green-Line material is stable and does not warp or shift with climate. The material also eliminates the risk of traditional cracks.
Pitch: 440/442 Hz
Body: African Blackwood, selected, dried and tested with care or Greenline
Bore: Poly-cylindrical according to the Buffet Crampon method
Barrels: 66 and 65 mm
Thumb rest: Adjustable
Eb lever: Included
Keywork finish: Silver plated
Keywork and mechanics: Forged keys, copper plated then silver plated according the Buffet Crampon method
Springs: blue steel springs for ease and accuracy of key movement
Pads: 100 % waterproof materials (GT)