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An excellent Buffet R13 A clarinet. This instrument has matching serial nos. F58470, which dates to 1958. 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 more details.
This instrument has had extremely careful use, the German Silver key work is pristine throughout. All fish skin pads are in excellent condition. The wood is in very good condition, without cracks or damage. The wood was hand selected, unstained Grenadilla of finest quality, as would be found on a Prestige model of today. The instrument has had a thorough "check down" in our workshop, and the key work has been re-aligned and regulated. All pieces are matching and original with Buffet stamps. The supplied Buffet single A case is in good condition, and comes with a key. If a double case is desired, a used example can be supplied for an additional 50.