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Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet
The Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet features a popular poly-cylindrical bore design as well as a prestige bell with egg-shaped resonance cavity. The clarinet is suitable for professional players and comes equipped with a hard case, to protect the instrument during travel, as well as a ligature and reed. All mechanics are carefully assembled by expert technicians and adjusted to perfection. The tenons are capped with metal rings to prevent cracks. This RC is made from unstained grenadilla wood (often referred to as african blackwood) and features copper and silver plated keywork, an adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs and leather and natural cork pads. Capable of achieving focused, rich tones, evenly throughout all registers, the RC is great for a range of musical styles.
The RC Clarinet
This clarinet was developed in 1975 by Robert Carree, whose initials are carried through the range of clarinets. The main characteristic of this instrument is its focused and pure tone, created through the carefully selected grenadilla wood body. This gives the performer freedom of expression and flexibility.
Grenadilla Wood Body
Unlike other models, the RC features an unstained grenadilla wood body. The benefit from this wood body is the unprecedented tone, which is favoured by all professional musicians and has been the ultimate choice of tonewood for decades.
Keys & Mechanisms
The Buffet RC clarinet has a simple design featuring 18 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is copper and silver, which is long lasting and ergonomic, allowing ease of play for busy professionals. This combined with an adjustable thumb rest, makes the RC very nice to play. All tone holes have been undercut and combined with leather and natural cork pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 442 Hz
- Body: Unstained Grenadilla Wood
- Bore: Poly-Cylindrical
- Bell: Prestige with Egg-Shaped Resonance Cavity
- Tenons: Metal Capped
- Keys: 18
- Rings: 6
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Eb/Ab Lever: Standard
- Keywork Finish: Copper and Silver Plated
- Springs: Needle Springs, Flat Blue Steel
- Pads: Combination GT (100 Waterproof and Breathable), Leather and Natural Cork
- Included Accessories: Hard Case, Ligature and Reed