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An excellent condition Buffet R13 A, which is a commission sale. Clarinets Direct is fortunate to count many of the UK's finest players amongst our clientele: One such is Joe Pacewicz, long time member of the RSNO, by whom this instrument has been professionally owned and played. The matching serial nos. are 267338 which dates to 1985, an excellent period of manufacture. And, importantly, this was prior to Buffet's late 1990 design repositioning the speaker tube higher, an adjustment which many players feel detracted noticeably from the R13's response, flexibilty, and projection. The fish skin pads are all sealing well, and mostly they are new or in "nearly new" condition. The instrument has just had a service by Mike Huntriss, ex-Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The wood is crack and repair free, indeed in excellent condition throughout. The Silver plated key work shows no wear, it is in pristine condition throughout. The original Buffet double case in shows some scuffs to the exterior, and wear to the interior, but it is fully serviceable, and comes with the key.