Buffet Légende Clarinet


Buffet Legende ClarinetThe newest model from Buffet, the Légende clarinet, will surprise players with its accurate pitch and immediate response. Its precise and centered tone, characteristic of this new bore concept, brings out a whole spectrum of sound that encompasses a full range of coloring options.

It also celebrates the 190th anniversary of Buffet by proposing new aesthetic options- a clarinet that comes with rose gold and silver keywork.


Notable Features include:

  • Metal-capped tenons
  • Greenline tone hole slots, ensuring an air-tight closure and flawless sound while eliminating the risk of cracking
  • Low F correction key to enhance the sound in the low register
  • Ergonomic rings for a more comfortable and intuitive feel (Légende exclusively)
  • Natural wood, specially selected and honed for exceptional resonance


All of our premium model clarinets are hand selected at the Buffet factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France by Alcides Rodriguez (Atlanta Symphony clarinetist) and Alexandre Chabod (Paris Opera clarinetist).  When selecting clarinets, we look for the following qualities:

  • A rich, resonant tone and a sweet core (a clarinet that ‘sings’)
  • Evenness of scale and resistance
  • A sound that exhibits a large spectrum of overtones and colors
  • Best possible tuning

After the hand selection process, every RMS premium model Buffet clarinet is professionally set up:

  • All tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
  • Most of the original pads are preserved, but a few are replaced to improve response and evenness between notes.
  • A few original bumpers are preserved, but most are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for a more optimal mechanism performance.
  • All key tension is regulated.
  • Throat G# and Side F keys are modified where they reach the instrument’s body to achieve proper contact with the body.
  • Final play-test and final adjustments are made.


Buffet Légende Bb  Clarinet $7,345 + $250 (Professional Set Up) = $7,595

Buffet Légende A Clarinet $7,765 = $250 (Professional Set Up) = $8,015


If you are interested in trying our clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here.   Contact us at info@rodriguezmusical.com or 470-545-9803.

“RMS is the gold standard for selecting a new instrument. Whether you’re a student, professional, or teacher, they will find you an instrument that fits your voice.”


Buffet Legende Clarinet
Hand selecting Buffet clarinets at the factory in France