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This is an excellent condition single piece, Professional model Buffet R13 Eb Clarinet. This clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct: It has been exceptionally well maintained by a careful professional owner and is offered to the market is superb condition. Sadly the modern Buffet R13 Eb is now made in two pieces as a cost saving exercise, shorter wood billets are cheaper! What a pity Buffet Crampon no longer make this model: The nearest equivalent today would be the far more expensive Prestige. When this instrument was made it was the finest professional model Buffet manufactured, with unstained hand selected wood.
The wood shows no cracks or damage, it is in very good order throughout. The Nickel Silver plate is fine throughout, with only slight wear to the rings. The S/N is 160947 which dates to 1975, an excellent period of R13 craftsmanship. The instrument has an "Artist Quality" set up: Cork on the upper part and fish skin pads on the lower. There are many supplied accessories: A Vandoren 5RV m'piece, in "as new" condition, also a Pomerico Crystal "Beverelli Professional 8", this has a tiny nick to the top tip rail, but plays perfectly. A Vandoren Optimum ligature, with all 3 plates included. The original barrel, of 42.0mm, has lost the upper tenon ring, & has a crack. But a far superior "Guy Chadash Buffet" Eb barrel of 41.5mm is supplied: this barrel features a reverse tapered bore to improve intonation throughout. There could be no better endorsement in that Buffet Crampon manufacture these under licence from Chadash. The case is a modern Buffet, in pristine condition, with both keys!