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BUFFET R13 Bb CLARINET, £1195

A good condition vintage Buffet R13. The Silver plated key work is in good throughout, with only slight signs of wear. The wood is in good condition, but there are surface marks, consistent with its age. There is some evidence of what may be an old pinned repair, see photos 5, and 6. However there is no crack into the bore, and also no observable crack to the wood surface, so this just could be surface marks to the wood. The instrument has just been re-padded in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The tenon corks have been replaced as necessary. All pieces are matching and original with Buffet stamps. The matching serial nos. are F67067, which dates to 1961. 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 www.buffetcrampon.com 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 a more modern Buffet example with keys, and the m'piece is a brand new Buffet student model.