The basset horn was used magnificently by renowned composers such as Mozart, Boulez and Stockhausen (just to name a few).

The RC Prestige basset horn is a remarkably designed instrument with the following features:

  • Key of F
  • 19 keys, 7 plateau
  • Unstained Grenadilla wood
  • Silver plated keys
  • Range to low C
  • Left hand Eb/Ab lever
  • Automatic double octave keys with high Bb key
  • Half hole speaker vent for notes above high C
  • Undercut tone holes
  • Stainless steel rods and pivot screws

This premium model Buffet basset horn comes with our RMS Professional 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.
  • Final play-test and final adjustments are made.


Buffet RC Prestige Basset Horn (With RMS Professional Set Up)  $21,626

***All Basset horns are custom orders and are a final purchase.

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


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