The RC Prestige Eb clarinet remains a top choice for orchestral clarinetists and soloists worldwide. As Buffet’s premium clarinet in the RC bore family, the Buffet RC Prestige Eb includes refinements such as:
- Natural, unstained and finely polished grenadilla wood
- Undercut/polished tone holes
- Metal-capped tenons (to risk cracking or splitting)
- Auxiliary Eb lever
- Combination of GoreTex and cork pads
- Egg-shaped contour of bell interior (for better sound projection)
- Two barrels: 42mm and 41.5mm
- Vandoren B44 mouthpiece included
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 RC Prestige Eb Clarinet $7,120 + $250 (Professional Set Up) = $7,370
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.
“My new RC Prestige E-flat clarinet is everything I could have hoped for and so much more! I could not have asked for a better instrument or for better people to work with than Heather and Alcides. The quality of instruments and the friendly, professional service I received through RMS is truly at the highest level available. I will be recommending you to everybody I work with!”