When the American investor Martin Tolchin bought Buffet Crampon company he felt that though the R13 sold
well in the USA different models would be more successful in Europe.
The S1, Continentale and BC20, which evolved into the RC, were all attempts to make darker,
more focused sounding clarinets.
This is a BC 20 Bb clarinet
serial no. F77235 dating to 1963.
This, therefore, is right in the middle of
Buffet Crampon's so called "Golden Era", instruments from this period are particularly sought after.
Buffet Crampon descibed this model as being designed for Recital and Orchestral playing.
The key work is pristine Nickel Silver.
The wood is excellent throughout with no cracks, damage or repairs.
The key regulation is tight and there is no joint wobble.
The instrument has had a complete overhaul & re-pad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads
and is sold with a full years' Clarinets Direct warranty. The m'piece is a brand new stock Buffet.
The original case is used butin good condition.