Buffet has surpassed expectations of quality and affordability with the new GALA clarinet. This exceptional professional model is even throughout the registers, colorful and resonant, and has that quintessential 'Buffet' sound. RMS takes the instrument to the next level still with hand-selection and the full RMS Premium Upgrade- including our premium pads, bumpers and detailed keywork.
Unstained Grenadilla wood
Silver keys with black nickel-plated rings
65 and 66 mm barrels
Adjustable thumb rest with neck strap hook
Black pouchette case
RMS premium upgrade
RMS Premium Upgrade Features
Tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
All pads are replaced to improve response and evenness throughout the entire instrument. We use a combination of leather and synthetic pads.
All bumpers are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for optimal mechanism performance.
The mechanisms are adjusted for crisp and even key action (spring tension is balanced and keys/rings are checked for proper height.)
Tones holes are resurfaced (as needed) to guarantee an optimal seal.
Final play testing of the clarinet and final adjustments are made.
Buffet Gala Bb Clarinet $3,777
RMS Hand-selected and Fully upgraded
Buffet Gala A Clarinet $4,121
RMS Hand-selected and Fully upgraded
If you are interested in trying our clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-545-9803.
“It is a beautiful instrument! The ease of response, the clarity of the sound, and the consistency of the tone color all the way up and down the instrument is incredible! Also, the tune up work that was done on the instrument is truly top notch. It is a real joy to play!”
Andrew BuckleyClarinetist, Rochester, NY
“My experience with RMS has been the most seamless and enjoyable instrument purchase I have ever made. Their instruments were all beautifully set up, which made choosing an instrument far easier! I cannot recommend them enough!”
Kevin SchaffterClarinetist & Music Director of MusAid
“I couldn't be happier with my new set of clarinets. Heather and Alcides are fantastic musicians, so they pick only the top inventory to sell. This makes the whole experience very easy and stress-free. If you are looking for a new instrument(s), they will not disappoint!”
Patrick RehkerClarinetist, Rockford Symphony
“I purchased a gem Buffet R13 Prestige from RMS and couldn't be more happy with it. Alcides' key work is spectacular (and I'm picky) and the overall shopping experience was second to none. I can't recommend strongly enough that RMS needs to be your go-to for excellent professional instruments!”
Kenneth LongClarinetist, Georgia State University
“Rodriguez Musical Services is a terrific selection service! I have tried clarinets in many different venues, but never before have I encountered such a variety of high quality Buffet models all in one place!”
Brad WhitfieldSecond clarinet, Alabama Symphony
“Thank you for such fine instruments! I am thoroughly enjoying breaking them in. They are marvelous!”
Diana HaskellAssociate principal clarinet, St. Louis Symphony
“I've had my new R13 for several days now, and I’m thoroughly pleased with it! I don’t believe that I have ever played an instrument that has had this level of evenness throughout every register. Nor have I come across an instrument that has the same special resonance as this one!”
Eric BrombergClarinetist, Lexington, SC
“I’m absolutely in love with my new instrument. Alcides’ work truly makes a huge difference in how the instrument plays... More importantly, my new instrument was selected by a performer: someone who understands the concerns and needs of other performers. I look forward to working with RMS again!”
Gabriel Campos ZamoraPrincipal clarinet, Minnesota Orchestra
“You aren't going to find a better clarinet shop... period. More than personalized service, more than the highest quality clarinet. If you are even semi-serious about playing clarinet, you simply need to make the journey.”