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This clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It is in near mint condition, with only slight wear to the stamps to distinguish it from new. It was bought as a spare instrument by a now retired professional, and essentially has had no use from new. This same professional had a large collection of instruments and has just moved into sheltered accommodation. Shortly to be offered for sale, will be a rare and unique Buffet RC, without Serial Number, a gift from the Buffet factory.
Everything about this clarinet is pristine. The grenadilla wood is perfect, without mark or blemish. The same is true of the Nickel Silver plate. This instrument has just had a complete repad in fish skin pads in our workshop, with regulation done as necessary. So, unusually for a Clarinets Direct commission sale it is sold with full 1 year warranty. The matching serial nos. are 221442 which dates to 1982. At this period in time the R13 Prestige range had not yet been introduced, and this was the top professional model produced by Buffet Crampon. Modern R13s are now manufactured with inferior wood, and also less time is spent on their hand finishing: This makes it extremely hard to find a new R13 of this quality.   Please go to for more details The  case is a Rudall Carte in good condition.