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BUFFET DG PRESTIGE Bb CLARINET, 1795

An excellent condition Buffet DG Prestige Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The current owner is a young professional musician who used this instrument through school as a music scholar, now he has decided to concentrate on singing. The DG, named after Buffet's chief designer of the 1990's, Daniel Gautier, was one of their finest designs ever: The tuning of the RH 12ths is unsurpassed by any model in their current line up. The bore is slightly smaller than the RC, and less undercut, and the instrument responds with a dark and powerful tone, uniform across the range. No surprise therefore that this model is played by many of the players in the UK's top orchestras. The Silver plate key work is very good throughout: There is slight wear to the rear thumb bush, register key, and the RH rings, see photo 9, the plating is 97%. The instrument was recently enirely re-padded by Eddie Ashton in superpads, which are well known for their longevity. The matching serial nos. are 385152, which dates to 1994. This instrument features unstained hand selected Grenadilla wood. Please go to www.buffetcrampon.com for more details. There are no cracks or damage to the wood, which is in pristine condition. There are 2 Buffet barrels, of 64.5mm & 64.8mm. The supplied case is a new Stagg, not the case pictured.