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BUFFET R13 A CLARINET, 1395

A good condition Buffet R13 A, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The matching serial nos. are 254774 which dates to 1984, 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 pads are mainly John Coppen superpads, with the exception of low F# and E which are tan leather, all pads are in excellent condition and sealing well. The Nickel Silver plated key work shows only slight wear, mainly to the ring fingers. There are 2 barrels, the original Buffet of 65.5mm, and another barrel in resin of 61.0mm. The original Buffet double case shows some scuffs to the exterior, and wear to the interior, but it is fully serviceable.