Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet
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Review of "Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet"
I have owned my Buffet Crampon clarinet for 7 years now and has served me very well. I started playing at school and have had the same clarinet all the time.
Although I don't really play anymore I can not bring myself to sell it.
**A little history**
The clarinet was developed by Robert Carrée (a French musician) these designs started in 1825.
Has 17 keys and 6 rings.
The keys are padded for comfort while playing allowing a smoother key/note change.
This clarinet claims the following -
Hand burnished bore : Improve intonation and centers tone
Egg-shaped inside bell shape : Greater sound emission
Conical lower joint and bell : Softer tone color and easier response
Power forged silver keywork, preplated in copper and finished in silver plate : High quality long lasting finish
Silver plated adjustable thumb rest : Adjustable for optimum comfort
Undercut tone holes : Improves tone and ease of response.
I would say anyone looking to purchase a clarinet to look at this model/design as I believe it is ideal for beginners and intermediates a like.
I think 9 years ago I had a good price (but this was second hand) You can get second hand ones in the region of £200-£500 and a new one would set you back between £1800 - 2000.
For me this product has only lost marks on the price.
Product Information : Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet
Manufacturer's product descriptionClarinet
Long Name: RC Prestige Bb Clarinet
Listed on Ciao since: 12/05/2004