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BUFFET R13 FULL BOEHM Bb CLARINET, 1395

An excellent condition vintage Buffet R13, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This is a rare and highly prized Full Boehm model with all the " Bells and Whistles": Fork Eb/Bb, alternative LH Ab/Eb, articulated C#/G# and low Eb. The wood is in good condition with no cracks or damage, only slight surface marks. All pieces are matching and original. The instrument has recently been re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish Skin Pads. In addition it has had a thorough check down in our workshop: It is NOT sold with our warranty, but all necessary pads have been replaced. The matching serial nos. are F70859 which dates to 1962. This period is commonly referred to as the "Golden Era" of R13 manufacture. The German Silver key work is in good order with no discernable wear. 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 the original, slightly worn, but fully functional, and the m'piece is a Selmer Golden Tone in good condition.