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BUFFET R13 A CLARINET, 1395

A very good condition Buffet R13 A clarinet in Silver plate. This A has matching serial nos. F113389, which dates to 1970 an exceptionally fine period of manufacture at Buffet Crampon, commonly referred to as "The Golden Era". In addition to the manufacturers serial no. there are additional matching nos. 19479, which were probably added as an additional security precaution by a former owner.   There is one scratch to the F#/C# LH key otherwise the Silver plating is very good throughout. Indeed the plating and finish on this clarinet is of such a high standard that it contrasts sharply with more recently manufactured professional models from Buffet. The instrument features unstained hand selected wood, which is in excellent condition throughout. Today to get this standard of manufacture from Buffet you would have to purchase a modern Buffet Prestige or R13 Vintage instrument. The clarinet has just been down to our workshop for a re-pad in fish skin, and it is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The key regulation is tight, there is no joint wobble.  This R13 A clarinet plays with a sweet sound and excellent evenness and intonation. It does not suffer from an undertone on "A" above the stave, which is a common fault on more recent R13 A examples. The m'piece is a brand new stock Buffet, and the case is a Boosey & Hawkes Bandhite.