About this model in general: Fortified by its elegance and incomparable style, the Tosca clarinet, designed by Michel Arrignon, is the fruit of extensive experience and innovation.
One of Buffet Crampon s greatest strengths is its capacity for developing new instruments in close cooperation with the best-known musicians of the French school of wind instruments. Musicians we have worked with include Romain Guyot, Pascal Moragus and Guy Deplus.
Endowed with rich harmony and a unique sonority, the Tosca clarinets timbre and fullness are exceptional.
Its ease of response and flexibility and its high level of comfort are qualities that distinguish it from other clarinets, and that constitute the very essence of this clarinet, part of the R 13 bore family.
It is available in Bb, A and Eb, in grenadilla wood or in the Green LinE composite material.
Lohff & Pfeiffer comments to the model: The Buffet Crampon Tosca Eb is the topline professional clarinet in the R 13 family and fits beautifully in the line of the other Tosca A, Bb, and Bass models. It is the most popular Eb of our professional customers
The Tosca bore design improves the focus in general and the stability in the high register in particular. The scale is very even. Consequently, the instrument has a higher resistance, which can nicely be compensated with the use of a more open mouthpiece. The sound of the Tosca is always dark, well carried, controlled and very elegant.
For players who wish an even sharper low F or E, we can add an additional low E & F resonance mechanism. See Low E-F correction.
Ergonomically the register-, A-, G#, and side keys have been redesigned, which is preferred by many.
It is the only Buffet Eb model that comes with the left hand Eb/Ab lever.
The Tosca is available in unstained, polished African blackwood or in Greenline, a wise choice if you are worried about cracks. To reduce the risk of cracking, Lohff & Pfeiffer offer the tone hole crack prevention for all wooden instruments as an alternative option
See also: LP Tone hole crack prevention.
Like all small-bore instruments, it does have some resistance and allows the use of more open mouthpieces.
See also:Clarinet bores and sounds.
For additional options check out our options list at the bottom of this page.
Used instrument will be delivered overhauled with all the high standards from Lohff & Pfeiffer. It returns from our workshop including all the special features coming with L&P Pro setup.