Get More Focus
For the player who enjoys more focus, the Buffet Prestige RC clarinet, features a smaller bore design that produces a compact and vibrant sound. Another special feature of the RC Prestige Buffet clarinet is the special egg shape inside the bell. This contour allows the chalumeau notes of the Buffet RC Prestige to really speak.
The body is in M'Pingo wood, selected, dried and tested with care, High precision bore, undercutting of tone holes carried out according to BUFFET CRAMPON strict specifications, 18 silver plated keys and 6 rings, keywork in nickel silver, pre-plated in copper, then silver plated, cold power forged, rods and pivot screws in stainless steel and fine tuned, pointed needle springs, GORE-TEX pads, Eb/Ab lever, adjustable thumb rest. Complete with leather covered case and genuine Buffet care products.
Numerous improvements have been made to the famous RC Prestige, now its already remarkable tone is even better: the shape of the bell plays a major role in adding warmth and focus. Carefully chosen quality materials, the talents of the best craftsmen, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled skills come together in the RC Prestige.
Most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces, so the Tosca Bb Clarinet is priced and shipped without one. A fine quality French-made HB ligature is included. The HB is a silver-plated metal ligature that is very easy-blowing and provides a round, centered and brilliant sound as well as a superior detaché in the upper register.
NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.
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Comments about Buffet Crampon Prestige RC Professional Bb Clarinet:
With the RC Prestige you will really get what over one century of expertise in clarinet making can offer. Buffet has invented the Boehm system clarinet in the beginning, and has never stopped improving the design since. Some decades ago, the genius Robert Carré has experienced new ideas with tremendous success, bringing more evenness over the whole range by a new bore, resulting in the RC model, considered as the reference pro clarinet in Europe (except where German system is played). The RC Prestige is a step up from the RC, with minor but effective improvements in the design (the most noticeable being the bell inside design, but also some holes have being slightly resized and moved along the tube). Apart from the design, the Prestige version also makes a difference with special care taken to select the wood (only the central part of the Mpingo piece of wood is used for RC Prestige, bringing more stability of the wood, and less prone to cracking). The hand finishing of each instrument is also superb, every details show how much care Buffet takes to deliver this flagship model.
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