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BUFFET CONTINENTALE Eb CLARINET, 1495

This is an extremely rare single piece, Professional model Continentale Buffet Eb Clarinet. When the American investor Martin Tolchin bought the Buffet Crampon company he felt that though the R13 sold well in the USA different models would be more successful in Europe. The S1, Continentale and BC20, were all attempts to make darker, more focused sounding clarinets. In the case of an Eb clarinet this goal was even more appropriate! This Eb clarinet has significantly improved tuning and response over the more usual R13 and RC Eb clarinets, what a pity Buffet Crampon no longer manufacture this model. The wood shows no cracks or damage, it is in very good order throughout. The Nickel Silver plate is fine throughout, with no wear The S/N is 156334 which dates to 1975. The instrument has just been fully overhauled in our workshop in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads, and is sold with our full years warranty. The m'piece is a Vandoren B40, in good condition. The case is the original, which still latches well, though the handle is missing.