Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet, 442Hz

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3,666.00 RRP 4,141.23 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 41324

  • Buffet RC Prestige Professional Clarinet Outfit
  • African Blackwood Body and Silver Plated Keywork
  • Designed by Robert Carree
  • Tuned to 442Hz
  • Supplied with Hard case, Ligature and Cap

Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet, 442Hz


The Buffet Crampon RC Professional Clarinet is an ultimate choice for players who are looking for an instrument with supreme professional qualities. An instrument designed by the famous luthier Robert Carree, the RC Prestige boasts a carefully selected African Blackwood body, which gives a fantastic tone. Also included in this bundle is a ligature and cap, along with a hard carry case.

Product Ref: 41324

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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 Prestige Clarinet

The founding RC clarinet was developed in 1975 by Robert Carree, whose initials are carried through the range of clarinets. The main difference between the RC and the RC prestige is the carefully selected wood that is used, giving a special attention to the acoustic and aesthetic qualities of the instrument. The wood that is used gives a focused and gorgeous tone, giving the performer freedom of expression and flexibility while performing, ideal for the professional musician.

Professional RC Design

The 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 inside bell shape 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.

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 maillechort keywork (an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel) has been cold forged and plated in copper and then silver plating. This gives a smoother finish and a longer lasting set of materials. The waterproof GT pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone. After all this, the instrument is adjusted and tuned to precise measurements by expert technicians before it leaves the factory.

Everything You Need

This clarinet comes with an abundance 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.


  • Body Material: Carefully Selected African Blackwood
  • Bore Size: Slightly Wider than Similar Models
  • Toneholes: Undercut, internally polished
Keys and Mechanisms
  • Number of Keys and Rings: 17 Keys, 6 Rings
  • Keywork Finish: Cold Forged Silver, Copper and Silver Plated
  • Springs: Blue Needle Springs
  • Rods and Pivot Joints: Stainless Steel, Silver Plated
  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Pads: GT Waterproof Materials

Included Accessories

  • Case: Hard Leather Case
  • Ligature: Buffet Crampon
  • Reed: Included