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BUFFET CRAMPON R13 PRESTIGE Bb CLARINET, 1995

This extremely fine Buffet R13 Prestige Bb clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It is a one professional owner instrument, and has been very well cared for. After the 1981 take over by Boosey and Hawkes, the Prestige range represented an attempt by Buffet to recapture former high manufacturing and quality control standards. To that end the Prestige clarinet went back to the earlier specification: Unstained, hand selected Grenadilla wood was used, and more time was spent on hand finishing the instrument. In addition an additional Eb/Ab lever for the LH was fitted.
This Bb, serial no. 511448, has been entirely re-padded by Eddie Ashton in his superpads which are "as new". The Silver plate throughout is in very good condition. The key regulation is very good. The barrel is of 66.0mm and all pieces are matching and original. The case is the original Buffet in good condition.