Buffet RC A Professional Clarinet

£2,401.95 RRP £2,668.83 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 29th November 2016
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Product Ref: 76531

  • African Blackwood Body and Silver Plated Keywork
  • Perfect For Players Looking to Step-Up Their Career
  • Designed by the Famous Luthier Robert Carree
  • Clarinet Includes Gig Bag, Ligature and Reed
  • Exclusively Designed Bore

Buffet RC A Professional Clarinet


The Buffet Crampon RC Professional Clarinet is a fantastic choice for players who are looking for the next step up in their musical career. With an instrument designed by the famous luthier Robert Carree, the RC boasts a sweet and focused sound which is homogeneous throughout the range of the instrument. Also included in this bundle is a ligature and reed, along with a hard carry case.

Product Ref: 76531

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  • £2,997.00
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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

How to Apply

Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Please note - if you don't already have one you'll need to purchase a mouthpiece separately for use with this clarinet. Choose from our clarinet mouthpiece selection here.

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 African Blackwood body. This gives the performer freedom of expression and flexibility while performing ideal for the professional musician.

Professional RC Design

The remarkable feature of this clarinet is its exclusively designed bore. Not only does this give a great response, but it also gives homogeneity in all registers of the instrument. As a result, the RC has great stability that has won over so many professional musicians. The implemented egg-shaped inside bell shape gives a bigger sound projection.

Top Quality Mechanisms

With a Buffet RC Clarinet, you are purchasing some of the best designed and manufactured clarinets on the market. The stainless steel rods and pivot screws are silver plated to provide strength, durability and a great stylish look. The silver keywork has been power forged and plated in copper and then silver plating. This gives a smoother finish and a longer lasting set of materials. The double fish skin pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone.

Everything You Need

This clarinet comes with a variety of accessories that you need to get going. Firstly, the instrument comes with a case, which makes transporting the clarinet to concerts and rehearsals very easy. It also includes a Buffet ligature and reed. The RC model also comes with two bores, making it suitable for tuning at 442Hz (European standard) and at 440Hz (UK standard).


  • Body Material: African Blackwood
  • Bore Size: Slightly Wider than Similar Models
  • Toneholes: Undercut
Keys and Mechanisms
  • Number of Keys and Rings: 17 Keys, 6 Rings
  • Keywork Finish: Forged Silver, Copper and Silver Plated
  • Springs: Blue Needle Springs
  • Rods and Pivot Joints: Stainless Steel, Silver Plated
  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Pads: Double Fish Skin

Included Accessories

  • Double Attache Case
  • Buffet Ligature
  • Cap
  • Reed