- Clarinets in B flat.
- Buffet, RC, B Flat Clarinet
Buffet, RC, B Flat Clarinet
An excellent 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 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 F255775, which dates to 1984. At this period Buffet wood was unstained and this clarinet comes with the LH Ab/Eb lever, which makes this equivalent to a modern Prestige specification RC.
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 excellent, with no discernible wear. The instrument has just been completely overhauled in fish skin pads in our workshop and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The supplied m'piece is a stock Buffet. The Buffet case as some exterior wear and stains, but is fully serviceable.