Buffet Crampon Virtuose BC3673
Buffet Crampon professional oboe, Virtuose 3673 model, semi-automatic Conservatoire system, patented one piece body to the low D, in grenadilla wood with Green Line inserts, two bells included, made in France, with dedicated Virtuose case.
Key : C
Pitch : A=440/443 HzBody: Grenadilla wood (Dalbergia Melanoxylon), specifically sreated to avoid cracks, Green Line inserts in the crack-sensitive areas, resized upper joint to play both hands on the same body down to the low D fingering (patent pending),2 key-freeInterchangeable bells: one standard, one personalizedCase: wood covered with black leather with thin leather handle, suspended instrument concept to maintain the instrument adjustmentKeywork: semi-automatic Conservatoire system, 3rd octave key, natural medium Ckey (patent pending), indexed ferrule and inlayed magnets to connect upper and lower joints (patent pending), highly reliable silver plated-keywork (optional gold-plated) and adjustable thumbrest.
Pads: cork and Goretex (low notes)
Accessories: dedicated one-pice silk swab, leather reed case to fit three reeds, cork grease, screwdriver and humidifier.
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Introduced in 2017, the Virtuose model ist the result of Buffet Crampon's 190 years of craftsmanship and constant search for innovation. Inspired from a Buffet Crampon oboe from 1890 with a 35cm long upper joint, the Virtuose is an exceptional instrument which combines the best of tradition and technology.
Buffet Crampon's craftsmen and engineers worked side by side with the world'sbest oboe player to completely redesign the bore and tone holes, bringing the musician the best of Buffet Crampon's acoustics and intonation. It enjoys an elegant, vibrant tone that perfectly fits with the orchestral timbre.
The unique length of the upper joint was specially designed to allow seamless blowing through the instrument and positioning the toneholes without being restrained by the traditional central temon. Crafting this delicate masterpiece requires the steadiest hand and a perfect knowledge of the wood, which has been specially treated and reinforced with Green Lines inserts to prevent from cracks. As a result, oboists will experience flawless evenness from the highest to the lowest note and remakable fluidity while playing.
By working closely with soloists, the company key makers and engineers optimized the ergonomics of the keywork. Each key is designed for the finers to slide smoothly and find instant contact. The perfect balance between reliability, responsiveness and aesthetics was achieved by inlaying magnets into the mechanism.
Warranteed two yearsby our workshop.