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BUFFET R13 Bb CLARINET, £1095
A very fine Buffet R13 Bb, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct.
This instrument has been most recently owned by a young musician,
who having studied at the Guildhall Scool of Music has just entered the Royal College of Music.
It was with this clarinet that she successfully passed her Diploma and auditioned for the London
The matching serial nos. are 59253 which dates to 1959.
This period is commonly referred to as the "Golden Era" of R13 manufacture.
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.
Certainly 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.