This is a beautiful Buffet Crampon RC Prestige professional Bb clarinet that we are selling on consignment. This is a "Platinum Service" instrument which received fine adjustment and setup by Francois Kloc (now president & CEO of Buffet Crampon USA) prior to its initial sale.
The instrument is in excellent condition and has been meticulously cared for. It received our Playing Condition, Oil & Adjust service. The instrument has never been cracked and the wood is in excellent condition. The silver plated keywork is also in very nice condition with no plating loss. The Buffet emblems are in good condition. The barrel is a 66mm and in good condition. Includes a Gator brand case, which is in good condition. DOES NOT include a mouthpiece.
Some added features on the RC Prestige model include: a Left Hand Eb lever with adjusting screw; Prestige bell with egg-shaped resonance cavity.
From Buffet's website: "The R13 Prestige is one of the top clarinets in the R13 bore family. The Grenadilla wood is carefully selected for its acoustic and aesthetic qualities and the wood is carefully polished and left in its natural color. The mechanics are prepared and finished with great precision: milling holes inside the specifications according to the Buffet Crampon expertise. The tenons of the body are capped with metal rings, in order to limit the risk of cracks. The mechanics are carefully assembled and adjusted by expert technicians."