Buffet E12F Intermediate Step-Up Clarinet

Written by Jazz Brown

The Buffet E12F Intermediate / Step-Up Clarinet is difficult, reliable, as well as simple to try out with accurate intonation. The carefully selected and stabilized grenadilla wood produces a gorgeous tone that’s homogeneous throughout its range.

Buffet E12F Clarinet Features:

  • Professionally Set-Up & Maintained
  • Unstained African Blackwood
  • Silver Plated Keys
  • Leather Pads
  • Key: Bb
  • Pitch: 442 Hz
  • Body: unstained African Blackwood, treated and lacquered for optimal protection
  • Bore: concept developed with Buffet Crampon expertise
  • Keys: 17
  • Rings: 6
  • Thumb rest: adjustable, enabling the use of a neck strap
  • Keywork finish: silver plated
  • Keywork and mechanic: forged, copper plated then silver plated as for Prestige
  • Springs: blue steel for ease and accuracy of key movement
  • Pads: leather
  • Pillars: screwed

Why Step-Up? As a musicians’ skills are more advanced, their instruments need to do exactly the same. Step-Up Instruments (also called Intermediate Instruments) are made together with the professional features an advancing player needs, but on an instrument that can be purchased at a manageable price. These instruments are an excellent option for progressing students looking for a device that will meet their developing needs through senior high school, college, and sometimes, beyond.