Clarinets in C are mostly being used to avoid the player having to transpose if the part being played is written for C Clarinet. For example much of the Classisical repertoire, or if they want to play straight from a hymn sheet or song sheet which are in “concert pitch”. The C clarinet does have a different, slightly brighter sound however, and some clarinetists use it for that reason. Berlioz used C clarinet in his Symphony Fantastique for this reason.
We keep Buffet E11C in stock with others such as the RC Prestige C available on request.
Clarinet Reeds can be purchased singly with free postage within the UK.