Buffet RC Prestige Clarinet, 440hz

£3,056.23 RRP £3,395.81 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 79641

  • Unstained Grenadilla Wood Body and Poly-Cylindrical Bore
  • Suitable for Avid Professionals
  • Features Leather and Natural Cork Pads & Blue Steel Springs
  • Focused, Rich Tones Play Evenly Throughout All Registers
  • Clarinet Comes Equipped With Case, Ligature and Reed

Buffet RC Prestige Clarinet, 440hz


The Buffet RC Prestige Clarinet features an unstained grenadilla wood body and popular poly-cylindrical bore design. As well as this the clarinet also comes with a prestige bell with egg-shaped resonance cavity, metal-capped tenons, an adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs and leather/natural cork pads. These components each take part in creating this high quality design, suitable for avid professionals. The RC prestige is capable of producing focused and rich tones, evenly throughout all registers and is great for a range of musical styles. This model comes with a pochette style case, ligature cap and reed pull through.

Product Ref: 79641

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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.

Buffet Crampon

Since 1825 Buffet has developed around the recognition of its instrument manufacture. The guarantee of such quality is the charm to a player's heart and as all products are made in either France or Germany workshops this quality is continuously reliable. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need to from highly skilled craftsmen, however the most important skills are dedication, passion and patience. Since birth almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to its players needs, Buffet has adapted the instruments to cope with the period in time.

The RC Prestige Clarinet

Developed by Robert Carree in 1975, the main difference between the RC and the RC prestige is the carefully selected wood that is used, giving special attention to the acoustic and aesthetic qualities of the instrument. The wood that is used gives a focused tone which ensures freedom of expression and flexibility while performing, ideal for the professional musician. Another stand out feature of this clarinet is its exclusively designed bore, which includes internally polished tone holes. 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 a great stability that has won over many professional musicians. The implemented egg-shaped resonance cavity gives a bigger sound projection. To prevent cracking or damage, each part has been protected with a metal ring to form a more resistant seal.

Grenadilla Wood Body

Unlike other models, the RC features an African Blackwood (otherwise known as Grenadilla) body. The benefit from this wood body is the unprecedented tone, which is favoured by all professional musicians and has been the professional choice of wood for decades.

Keys and Mechanisms

The Buffet RC clarinet has a simple design featuring 18 keys and 6 rings. All keywork is silver plated, 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 cork pads, creating a great seal with better intonation and tonal character.

Recommended Professional Clarinet

The Buffet Clarinet range comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the finest craftsmen in the world. Made in Markneukirchen in Germany, this clarinet will ensure many years of hassle free playing through its ease to service and maintain.

Everything You Need

This clarinet comes with a pochette style case, which makes transporting the clarinet to gigs, concerts and rehearsals very easy. As well as this the RC comes with a ligature cap and reed pull through.


  • Body: Unstained Grenadilla Wood
  • Tuning: 440 Hz
  • Key Of: Bb
  • Bore: Poly-cylindrical
  • Bell: Prestige with Egg-Shaped Resonance Cavity
  • Tenons: Metal-Capped
  • Keys: 18
  • Rings: 6
  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
  • Forged Keys: Copper and Silver
  • Springs: Flat Blue Steel
  • Lever: Standard Eb/Ab
  • Pads: Combination GT (100% Waterproof and Breathable), Leather & Cork
  • Included Accessories: Pochette Style Case, Ligature Cap and Reed Pull Through