Buffet BC20 Vintage Full Boehm Clarinet #F101837

Buffet BC20 Vintage Full Boehm Clarinet #F101837

Here's a rare find for the jazz or Klezmer enthusiast looking for something special! The BC20 was a professional model, developed before the introduction of the R13, and built concurrently for a number of years...

Model : [MO-CON011252]
Price : AU $1,200.00
This product was updated in our catalog on Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Here's a rare find for the jazz or Klezmer enthusiast looking for something special! The BC20 was a professional model, developed before the introduction of the R13, and built concurrently for a number of years in the mid 20th century. Based on the serial, this clarinet likely dates from around 1968. In addition to its rare bore design, which became the inspiration for today's Tradition and Legende models, it also features the distinctive Full Boehm key layout, with a number of additional mechanisms. The most noticeable is the additional range to low Eb, making this clarinet a couple of centimetres longer than normal Bb clarinets, as well as the articulated G# mechanism, and a number of extra trill keys and fingering options for both hands.

This clarinet is running on fairly old pads at present, and there is some minor wear and tear in the keywork. It is being sold as-is, to suit the enthusiast or hobbyist player who may wish to have pads repaced and servicing done down the track, and it has been priced to reflect this. If the intention is to play this clarinet regularly, a full repad with basic mechanical work and all keywork adjustments and alignment would cost around $800. Even factoring this in, getting such a rare and unique instrument for around $2000 is a good buy!

Included with this clarinet is the original hard shell Buffet case. Head in to test play and check out this historic and highly collectable marvel of French clarinet production! Pictures to come.

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