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A very fine condition vintage 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 German Silver key work is excellent throughout. The matching serial nos. are F59623 which dates to 1959. 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 Buffet case is later and was given as a gift to the former owner by Buffet, UK, of Pages Walk, as he was a top UK professional session player. More of his collection of clarinets will be listed shortly on our website. This instrument plays with a superb, sweet sound, and very fine intonation.