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A very fine condition vintage Buffet R13. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout. The wood is in good condition with no cracks or damage. We have entirely re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish skin Pads. The clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are 47953 which dates to 1955. Back then this 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. Buffet are currently attempting to recreate this Gold standard of manufacture in their current "Vintage R13" range please go to more details. The case is the original leather pouchette type, worn but fully functional and the m'piece is a professional Vandoren B46.