In 1825, French instrument maker Denis Buffet Auger sets up his workshop in Paris and became known for producing excellent 13-key clarinets. It was not until 1836 when his son, Jean-Louis Buffet marries Zoe Crampon and creates the Buffet Crampon name.
Most clarinet students begin playing with a plastic instrument. As they advance, however, graduating to a higher-quality wooden instrument is an essential step in helping them develop as clarinet players. Buffet Crampon offers several instruments that are excellent choices for growing clarinetists.