Launched in 2021, the BC XXI was introduced as Buffet’s new revolution. Its lower joint has been extended several centimetres to enhance the clarinet’s resonance and projection. The BC XXI is an excellent professional instrument and sits at the top of Buffet’s range of clarinets.
The BC XXI Bb Clarinet was created by the combined talents of Eric Baret and well-known artists including Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Martin Fröst, and Paul Meyer. It is made of natural grenadilla wood and has a cylindrical bore which creates a darker and warmer deep-soul-sound.
The enlargement of the bottom joint has made the high register more stable while producing a full and resonant sound, especially the chalumeau register. The addition of the low Eb/Bb key encourages the musician to rediscover the clarinet repertoire.
Like the Legende and the Divine, the BC XXI’s tone holes are made from Greenline, an addition which strengthens the wooden body. A raised tone hole on the D has been added to allow a more ergonomic positioning of the left-hand fingers. The BC XXI has been beautifully designed and features silver plated keywork with rose gold-plated fixings and thanks to Buffet’s latest ergonomic developments, the keywork feels comfortable and naturally falls under the fingers.
The BC XXI also features carbon fibre banding and tenons with metal caps, this helps stabilise the wood and avoid cracking. The carbon fibre wire has helped to reduce the weight of the clarinet and has enhanced its balance.
Buffet has been producing clarinets since 1825 and are well respected within the industry. Buffet clarinets are commonplace in orchestras and ensembles across the world.
The Buffet BC XXI Bb clarinet is supplied with a compact black case exclusive for this model. It also includes two barrels, a pull through, cork grease, a sample reed, pencil and rose gold ligature with silver-plated screws, and silver-plated cap.
- Natural Grenadilla body
- Silver-plated keywork
- Greenline tone hole slots
- Carbon wire: barrel, lower joint and bell.
- 65- and 66-mm barrels
- Left hand Eb lever
- New low Eb/Bb Key
- GT Waterproof and natural cork pads
- Adjustable thumb rest
- Raised D tone hole
- Pitched at A = 440Hz
- Exclusive single case
- Includes rose gold ligature and silver-plated cap.
This instrument is covered by a two-year guarantee with Buffet Crampon against all manufacturing or material defects. This guarantee extends to cracks and tenons.
This instrument comes with a 1 Year Warranty from Howarth of London and includes a free ‘Guarantee Checkover’ from our Repair Workshop before the warranty expires.