Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet Bb Clarinet silver keys or nickel keys

Buffet R13 Clarinet 


Hand selecting Buffet R13 clarinets for the Rodriguez Musical clarinet shopThe Buffet R13 clarinet is by far the most popular clarinet on the American market.  It’s warmth, evenness and beauty of tone have been revered by American players for years.  RMS carries Buffet R13 clarinets in wood and greenline material.

We hand-select all of our R13 clarinets at Buffet in Jacksonville, FL.  This valuable service is free to our customers.  We now offer two ways for you to buy an R13:  Factory Standard and RMS Premium Upgrade.



1.) Factory Standard:  These R13 clarinets come as-is from Buffet, with us checking only for properly fitting joints and eliminating possible leaks.  These hand-selected clarinets are fresh from the factory without any of the RMS ‘magic’ beyond the hand selection process.  The Factory Standard prices are as follows:

R13 Bb Clarinet (nickel) $3,619 / R13 A Clarinet (nickel) $4,393

R13 Bb Clarinet (silver) $4,092 / R13 A Clarinet (silver) $4,867


2.) RMS Premium Upgrade:  These hand-selected R13 clarinets are fully upgraded with detailed keywork, a combination of premium synthetic and leather pads, and high quality, durable bumpers.  These clarinets have the RMS ‘magic’ which makes them feel and sound their very best.  We have chosen a combination of pads which maximizes overall response and evenness, achieving a more vocal quality in the connection between notes.  You can read more about the full upgrade here.

We highly recommend this option for those requiring a clarinet ready for any performance setting.  The RMS Premium Upgrade R13 prices are as follows:

R13 Bb Clarinet (nickel) $3,989 / R13 A Clarinet (nickel) $4,763

R13 Bb Clarinet (silver) $4,487 / R13 A Clarinet (silver) $5,262


If you are interested in trying our clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here.  Contact us at info@rodriguezmusical.com or 470-545-9803.

“RMS is the gold standard for selecting a new instrument. Whether you’re a student, professional, or teacher, they will find you an instrument that fits your voice.”


Upgrading Buffet R13 clarinets at the Rodriguez Musical clarinet shop
Alcides upgrading Buffet R13 clarinets


What our customers are saying about the RMS Premium Upgrade R13:

“You upgraded everything!  The mechanism is silent.  There’s no excess key play at all, and the seal is air tight!”

“It provides a very consistent tone throughout the full range of the clarinet and a smoother response of the mechanisms . . . looks beautiful, feels beautiful, and sounds beautiful!”

“I don’t believe I have ever played an instrument that has had this level of evenness and intonation throughout every register; nor have I come across an instrument that has had the same special resonance as this one.”

“The setup is masterful, with spring tension being no less than perfect.”

“The response of the instrument is flawless as well as the ease in which it plays.”

“Alcides’ work truly makes a huge difference in how the instrument plays!”