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A very good condition vintage Buffet R13, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The German Silver key work is in excellent condition, with no marks or scratches. The wood is in good condition with no cracks or damage, only surface marks, consistent with its age. The instrument has just been fully overhauled in finest Pisoni Premium De-luxe tah leather pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. All tenon and touch corks have been replaced, there is no joint wobble, and the regulation throughout is good. The matching serial nos. are 82217 which dates to 1964. 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, with leather Buffet cover, which is in good condition for its age.