Buffet-Crampon BC1206L-2-0 RC Prestige A Clarinet
Perfect Performance Plan
Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Three-Year Warranty
Buffet Professional Clarinet Models - Spot The Difference!
Buffet produce a large range of clarinets at the top level and it can get confusing what the differences are between them.
- The R13 is the most popular professional-level clarinet. Players tend to find that this produces a bright sound with good projection.
- The RC is basically the same as the R13, apart from the bore (the bottom joint is conical rather than polycylindrical). This gives the clarinet a different flavour with a darker sound.
- The Prestige models use the same bore style as the R13 or RC, but use higher-grade wood, which (a) gives better projection with more tone control, and (b) is less likely to crack. In addition. the bore is hand-burnished, giving greater precision. This is important, as the bore is vital to good tuning. These models have reinforced tenons for added strength and upgraded Gore-Tex pads.
- The Vintage has the same features as the Prestige models, with a wider bore design (in fact it uses the original R13 design from the 1950s - hence the "Vintage" name). The clarinet is responsive with a warm sound.
- The Festival is very similar to the R13 Prestige but is supplied with two barrels; the barrel length is slightly different and the tone holes are moved slightly, both for improved tuning.
- The Tosca is the top model; this has a unique bore design, modified ergonomic keywork and right hand low F correction key. It also has raised C# and G# tone holes to prevent water building up in these. Full, rich sound.
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- BC1206L-2-0 "RC Prestige" A clarinet
- Hand-selected unstained Grenadilla-wood body
- Power forged keywork, preplated in copper and finished in silver plate
- .925 solid bell ring
- Blue steel springs
- Stainless steel rods and pivot screws
- Adjustable thumb rest
- Undercut tone holes
- Tenon rings for increased strength
- Bore: Poly-cylindrical upper joint, conical lower joint & bell, hand-burnished for centred tone and accurate intonation
- Gore-Tex® pads
- Not supplied with a mouthpiece to allow the player to find their own perfect mouthpiece combination
- Includes Buffet 'Harmony' ligature and cap, one reed, cleaning accessories and leather-bound double clarinet case
- Also available as a Bb clarinet
Item DetailsManufacturer: Buffet-Crampon
Model number: BC1206L-2-0
Category: A Clarinets