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A very fine condition Buffet R13 A clarinet. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free, with only minor surface marks and scratches. The Silver plated key work is excellent throughout. The matching serial nos. are 217650 which dates to 1981. 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. The instrument has just had a full overhaul in our workshop, and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The supplied doube case has some interior stains and scuffs, but the exterior and latches are both good.