Just as the R13 Prestige is the premier model of the R13 series, the RC Prestige is of the RC series. The grenadilla wood is chosen with great care for its acoustic and aesthetic qualities, and the wood is polished with care and retains its natural color. The mechanical elements are prepared and finished with extreme precision: internal polishing of the tone holes (all are undercut) is done in line with Buffet Crampon’s high standards, developed with their expertise over the decades.
The individual parts are set and protected by metal rings in order to limit any risk of splitting or cracking. The keys in maillechort (an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel) are cold-forged, and are copper and silver plated. The mechanical elements are carefully assembled and adjusted by expert technicians.
The RC Prestige series features an auxiliary Eb lever. The interior contour of the bell is egg shaped, providing for better sound projection. The clarinet has an adjustable thumb rest as well.
Every clarinet we sell is custom set up, including putting cork pads in the upper joint at no extra cost if you desire. As a Buffet dealer, every clarinet sold by Saxquest comes with full manufacturer's warranty as well as being backed by our full year mechanical warranty. For more information, please see Buffet's website.