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An excellent condition vintage Buffet R13. The German Silver key work is pristine throughout. The wood is in good condition with no cracks or damage, only surface marks, consistent with its age. The instrument has just been re-padded throughout in cork, with the exception of the lowest 4 pads which are in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish skin Pads, and is sold with our full `1 year warranty` The matching serial nos. are 56567 which dates to 1957. 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 for more details. This instrument will not disappoint; the quality of scale and intonation are everything one has come to expect from this period of careful hand manufacture. The case is the original leather pouchette type, worn but fully functional and the m'piece is a modern Buffet in very good condition.