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BUFFET VINTAGE CLARINET in Bb, 595

A Professional model Buffet Bb clarinet, of pre R13 design. These instruments have a larger bore of 14.9mm, and larger tone holes than the contemporary Buffet's. The result is a free and easy playing instrument with good intonation, and none of the third register problems inherent in the polycylindrical design. It is distressing to see a number of ill informed, or unscrupulous, eBay dealers attempting to sell these pre-WW2 instruments as R13s of later polycylindrical design.
This instrument has come to us from a retired professional, and is in excellent condition. The German Silver key work is in pristine order throughout, with no tarnish or wear. We have just completely overhauled the clarinet in fines Pisoni double bladder fish skin pads, and the instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty. There are no cracks or damage to the "French polished" Grenadilla wood, just scratches to the polish commensurate with age of the instrument and careful use. The serial numbers 1P335 date to 1923. The m'piece is an as new Selmer C85 120. The case is in excellent condition, protected as it is by a dust cover.