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The grenadilla wood is chosen with great care for its acoustic and aesthetic qualities.The wood is polished with care and retains its natural colour. The mechanical elements are prepared and finished with extreme precision: internal polishing of the tone holes is done in line with Buffet Crampon’s high standards, developed with their expertise over the decades.The individual parts are set and protected by metal rings in order to limit any risk of splitting or cracking. The keys in maillechort (an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel) are cold-forged, and are copper and silver plated. The mechanical elements are carefully assembled and adjusted by expert technicians.


Key: Bb


Pitch: 440 Hz


Body: natural African blackwood


Tenons: metal-capped


Bore: poly-cylindrical


Bell: special Prestige bore, new




Rings: 6


Thumb rest: adjustable


Eb lever: left hand


Keywork finish: silver plated


Keywork and mechanics: forged keys, copper plated then silver plated according the Buffet Crampon method


Springs: blue steel springs for ease and accuracy of key movement


Pads: GT and cork (register key)



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