“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.”

Buffet RC Prestige Clarinet

This gorgeous model is played in concert halls all over the world and is noted for its slightly ‘darker’ and fuller tone. It is revered as one of Buffet’s best models. Both Bb and A models come in a black leather covered attaché case with combination lock.
  • 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)
Buffet clarinet

Hand-Selected at the Buffet Factory

All premium model clarinets are hand-selected at the Buffet factory in France by Alcides Rodriguez (Atlanta Symphony) and Alexandre Chabod (Paris Opera). 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

RMS Professional Set Up

Once selected, every premium model clarinet receives the RMS Professional Set Up
  • All tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
  • Pads are tested and replaced, if needed, to improve response and evenness between notes.
  • Most bumpers 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 Bb Clarinet $6,848

RMS Factory Hand-Selected and Professionally Set Up

Buffet RC Prestige A Clarinet $7,416

RMS Factory Hand-Selected and Professionally Set Up

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.

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“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 Schaffter Clarinetist & 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 Rehker Clarinetist, 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 Long Clarinetist, 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 Whitfield Second clarinet, Alabama Symphony
“Thank you for such fine instruments! I am thoroughly enjoying breaking them in. They are marvelous!”
Diana Haskell Associate 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 Bromberg Clarinetist, Lexington, SC
“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.”
Kevin Childs Parent of clarinetist, Chicago, IL

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