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BUFFET R13 Bb CLARINET, 1145

A good condition vintage Buffet R13, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The German Silver key work is in nice condition, with no marks or scratches, though the C#/G# key is not original to this clarinet, it is a replacement from an earlier Buffet model. The wood condition shows no cracks or damage, only surface marks, consistent with its age. The instrument has recently been fully overhauled in finest Pisoni Premium De-luxe tah leather pads. The clarinet has been through our workshop for a thorough "check down" prior to sale: there is no joint wobble, and the regulation throughout is good. The matching serial nos. are F72729 which dates to 1962. 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 and is in fair condition for its age.