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This is an excellent condition "Golden Era" R13. The matching serial nos. of 164329 date this clarinet to January 1976. This was just after the introduction of the Buffet RC, and at this period, before the Prestige range was introduced, the R13 and RC were the finest professional models Buffet Crampon made. B&H had not yet bought Buffet and forced over production: the factory was free to make quality instruments with hand selected, unstained wood.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free.  The  Nickel Silver plate key work is in fine condition throughout, with no wear. This instrument has just had a full repad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads, in our workshop. It is sold with our full 1 year warranty.   Please go to for more details The  case is the original in fair condition: the interior is good, but the outer corners of the case show use.   The m'piece is a rare and desirable "Ithaca" New York handmade professional model by Charles Bay in excellent condition. It is stamped "103 33 SM SB".