I had originally only planned to have my instruments serviced at Buffet by the wonderfully skilled and knowledgable repairer, Melanie Wong. I had taken my instruments to her the previous year and absolutely had to bring them back once again for a checkup. I'd been looking for new clarinets for around 6 months now and couldn't help myself being in a showroom surrounded by some amazing instruments. Among the highlights was the opportunity to try Buffet's new addition to their family, the "Tradition".
After a number of days of trials and play testing a huge selection of instruments, I ended up finding a beautiful new Buffet Crampon Festival B flat clarinet! Many thanks goes to the New York Showroom Manager, Laurie Orr for her amazing hospitality during my time there and also to the very talented Melanie Wong for all of her incredible work on all of my instruments.
Now the search continues for an A clarinet!