The Buffet R13 has been the professional standard for clarinets since 1955. Featuring a focused, rich tone quality, while also being consistent throughout all registers. It is the instrument used in all musical environments when clarinet is called for.
The Green Line R13 adds Carbon fiber to the wood, creating a more even, stable body, designed to reduce cracks and increase consistency in all playing conditions. This clarinet has nickle plated keys, which comes standard with the R13. The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Greenline clarinets withstand admirably to variations in atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity). The risk of cracking is therefore eliminated. Created in 1994, the Greenline series of instruments has taken advantage of the excess wood remaining from the clarinet manufacturing process. This process of combining grenadilla powder with carbon fibers produces a clarinet that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population.