The Buffet B12 clarinet was our most popular student clarinet. It has been established now for many years and is highly regarded as a good beginner instrument by teachers. The new Prodige model is now the relacement for the B12, and is every bit as good.
The Buffet Prodige is a good starting instrument even for young beginners, as the finger holes are not as large as on some other makes of clarinet.
Prodige clarinets are made from ABS resin with an appearance and sound similar to that of genuine grenadilla wood. This model is lightweight, strong and easy to clean.
The keywork is cold forged and induction soldered, and finished in high quality silver-plate. This combination makes the keywork strong and durable and attractive to look at. The Prodige model has white leather pads pads which ensure excellent sealing and will last well. It is equipped with an adjustable thumb rest for correct and comfortable positioning (and it also has a neck strap ring).
Prodige’s new bore, inspired by the renowned E13 model, allows an unprecedented ease of play and projection of sound. The intervals between notes are pitch-perfect and balanced.
The Buffet Prodige comes in a strong and durable zip-up case with black fabric covering, perfect for students. There is a large, external zipped pocket for music and accessories. A durable handle on the top of the case and detachable, padded back-pack straps on the rear with metal hooks and rings enable the instrument to easily and safely be carried to lessons and concerts.
It is now possible for a young musician to learn to play on a professional-sounding clarinet at a reasonable price.
- ABS matt body
- Silver-plated keywork
- White leather pads
- Adjustable thumb-rest
- Urban Play mouthpiece
- Back-pack case with storage
- 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Every instrument purchased at McKenzie Music Etcetera comes with a free six-month checkup, as well as 10% off its first annual service.