RMS hand selects premium model Buffet clarinets directly at the factory in France so customers have the best to choose from.

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 Premium Model Clarinets

Tradition, Festival, RC Prestige, R13 Prestige, Tosca & Légende

If you are interested in trying our clarinets, you can learn more about our Clarinet Trials here.  Information on All Clarinet Models and Pricing can be found here.  Contact us at info@rodriguezmusical.com or 470-545-9803.

Buffet Factory in France

RMS visit to Buffet France 2018

RMS visits the Buffet Factory in France to hand select clarinets, take a factory tour and enjoy the City of Lights...
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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.”

RMS is pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Finance.