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BUFFET CRAMPON R13 Bb CLARINET, 975

A very good example of a "Golden Era" Buffet R13.  The Nickel Silver keywork is excellent  with only a very slight plating loss. The clarinet has just been fully overhauled in Pisoni Premium Deluxe double bladder fish skin pads by Clarinets Direct.  The matching serial nos. are 167904 which dates to 1976, at this time this, along with the RC, was the finest professional instrument Buffet made; with unstained, matched wood. This was before the introduction of the ""Prestige" range, which effectively downgraded the standard R13 considerably. These days R13's are made from inferior quality wood which is stained to hide imperfections. The wood overall is in good condition, but there is a repaired crack to the bell, which is covered by our warranty. This is a superb playing R13, with excellent scale and evenness.  The m'piece is a Vandoren 5RV in good condition. The case is a brand new " Gator".