Buffet, RC, B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition Buffet RC Bb clarinet in Silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The Buffet RC model was launched in 1975, and named after Robert Carree, who had had a long career with Buffet Crampon, which culminated in him being chief designer. The RC places the speaker tube higher, and features a slighter wider initial polycylindrical bore than the R13. Most players find this results in a warmer, more "spread" tone, than the R13.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. All pieces are matching and original and stamped "Buffet". The plating overall is very good, with only slight wear to the thumb bush. This Bb has matching S/N 434158, dating to 1997. The instrument has very good condition used leather pads. The supplied m'piece is a used stock Buffet spot in ebonite. The case is a modern Buffet of back pack type in very good condition.