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An excellent condition vintage Buffet R13. The German Silver key work is in good order throughout. The wood throughout is in fine condition, with no cracks or repairs, minor surface marks only. We have just completely overhauled the clarinet including re-padding in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish Skin pads, & the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are F53834 which dates to 1956. 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 case is worn but fully functional. The mouthpiece is an ebonite Vandoren in very good condition.