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 RH ring keys and thumb bush. This Bb has matching S/N F229264, dating to 1982. At this time the RC was Buffet's most expensive professional model, and as this was prior to the B&H take over of Buffet, manufacturing standards had not suffered the decline that was about to occur due to over production. The instrument has just been completely re-padded in fish skin pads and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The supplied m'piece is a used Vandoren B45 spot in ebonite. The case is the original in good condition.