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This excellent Buffet R13 Prestige A clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It is a one owner instrument, and she is a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 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 A, serial no. 406258, was bought new in 1996, it is in excellent condition. The Silver plate throughout is in superb condition. The instrument is padded throughout in Pisoni Premium Deluxe white leather pads, in good condition. The key regulation is very good. The original barrel is of 65.0mm. All stamps are original and match on all parts. The case is the original Prestige Buffet with combination locks, in very good condition.