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A very good condition Buffet RC Bb clarinet in Silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The Buffet RC model was launched in 1975, and named after Robert Carree, who had had a long career with Buffet Crampon, which culminated in him being chief designer. The RC places the speaker tube higher, and features a slighter wider initial polycylindrical bore than the R13. Most players find this results in a warmer, more "spread" tone, than the R13.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. All pieces are matching and original and stamped "Buffet". The plating overall is excellent, with no discernable wear. This Bb has matching S/N 451549, it was bought new by an professional clarinettist and teacher as a spare instrument to his R13 pair. The original Guarantee card is included in the sale. This excellent instrument has seen little use. The instrument has used fish skin pads, which though old, are sealing well. The supplied m'piece is a used Selmer C*. There are 2 barrels; the original Buffet of 66mm, and a Selmer 10S barrel of 64.5mm. The case is the original in good condition, it comes with the still wrapped keys.