Buffet, RC, B Flat Clarinet
An excellent condition Buffet RC Bb clarinet in silver plate. 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 poly-cylindrical bore than the R13. Most players find this results in a warmer, more "spread" tone, than the R13.
This example has matching serial numbers F378756, which dates to 1993.
There is no damage to the Grenadilla 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 barely used white leather pads, with the lowest trill key and register key in cork [This is done to avoid the common problem of water collecting in these tone holes]. The supplied m'piece is a up-grade to a used professional Vandoren B45 spot in ebonite, which is in excellent condition. The case is a Buffet in very good condition, with internal music pouch.