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A Buffet R13 Bb clarinet in Nickel Silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument has been professionally owned and played here in the UK, by a musician in the RAF band.
This clarinet has an "artist quality" set up with cork pads throughout on teh upper joint , and white leather on the lower. The Bb has matching serial nos. 402902, which dates to 1995. All pieces are matching and original and stamped "Buffet", with the barrel an upgrade to a "Moennig" 64mm. The Nickel Silver plating overall is in excellent condition, with no wear. There are 2 repaired cracks to teh upper joint, see photos, 5 & 6. Both are surface cracks: The first to the LH side of the logo stamp, has been glued. The second, which runs from the top tenon down into the speaker tube, has been glued, pinned and filled. Neither crack enters the bore, and, as the speaker tube is metal lined, neither has any effect whatsoever on the response. The supplied original Buffet leather case is in excellent condition, and comes with the keys. The m'piece is a brand new, still wrapped, stock Buffet.