Buffet, RC B Flat Clarinet
A very fine 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.
This example has matching serial numbers 192595, which dates to 1979. At that time it was Buffet's most expensive professional clarinet. It has had only one owner, a noted London professional sax and clarinet jazz player.
There is no damage to the hand selected unstained wood, which is crack and repair free. All pieces are matching and original and stamped "Buffet". The plating overall is excellent, with no discernible wear. The instrument has just been fully overhauled by us in fish skin pads and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The supplied m'piece is the original Buffet in ebonite which has been re-layed. The case is a Buffet in good condition.