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A very fine condition vintage Buffet R13. The German Silver  key work is excellent throughout. There is one old repaired, pinned crack to the upper joint above the A key hole, the crack does not go through to the bore, so pinning would seem a bit excessive, but at least one can be secure in the knowledge that the repair is completely leak proof, see photo 5.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 49359 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 worn but fully functional The mouthpiece is a Vandoren 11.1  in very good condition.