The Buffet Crampon E11 Clarinet in Bb (B flat) with a nickel-plated key mechanism is a very popular choice for those looking for a first real Grenadilla woodenclarinet. The E11 is often recommended by teachers because of the easy response and precise intonation.
The Grenadilla (also called African blackwood) has a rich, warm tone and a superior feel. The nickel-plated mechanism is very durable and requires less polishing than a silver-plated mechanism. However, nickel is sometimes found to be slippery and some may be allergic to nickel. The E11 Clarinet is free blowingand has a high-quality hand-finish. The Clarinet is made by Buffet Crampon in a dedicated German workshop in Markneukirchen, a town that has been known for the musical instruments since the 17th century.
The E11 is often chosen by ambitious students who have outgrown their first ABS clarinet and are looking for an instrument that challenges to continue studying, at an attractive price.
Features of the Buffet Crampon E11 Bb (B flat) Clarinet:
- Key: Bb
- Boehm Fingering
- 17 keys, 6 rings key system
- Stained Grenadilla wood body
- Nickel plated key mechanism finishing
- Pitch: 442 Hz
- Barrel size: 65mm
- Stainless steel springs
- Undercut tone holes
- Fixed thumb rest
- Bladder pads
- Bell with metal Ring
- Protective Backpack / Gigbag
- Silver-plated ligature and mouthpiece cap
- Cleaning and maintenance articles