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A very fine condition Full Boehm Buffet R13 Bb, which was probably a special order instrument from Buffet. This instrument features all the "bells and whistles": Fork Eb/Bb, alternative LH Ab/Eb, articulated C#/G# and low Eb.
The German Silver key work is in pristine order throughout, with a natural shine. The wood throughout is in excellent condition with no cracks or damage. The instrument has also just been re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads in our workshop, and our full 1 year warranty applies. The serial nos. are F63357 which dates to 1960. 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. This instrument will not disappoint; the quality of scale and intonation are everything one has come to expect from this period of careful hand manufacture. The case is the original, again in excellent condition. The m'piece is a used J&D Hite.