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Buffet Crampon is the undisputed finest volume maker of clarinets in the World today. This clarinet is one of their most desirable models, an early RC Prestige, which, when it was launched, was the most expensive Bb clarinet that Buffet marketed. The instrument is in good condition. The plating is very fine, with no discernable wear. The wood has no cracks or repairs, just minor surface marks and scuffs. This clarinet was one of the earliest Buffet models to carry the Prestige badge, with matching serial numbers F238058 it dates to 1983. This meant that it was made with hand selected unstained wood, unlike the cheaper models in the range. When Buffet launch a new model it is usually finished by the most experienced craftsmen. This undoubtedly contributes to the fine intonation and response, which are outstanding. The pads are all brand new Pisoni fish skin, the instrument has just had a complete overhaul in the Clarinets Direct workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. All pieces are matching and original. The supplied Amoon single case is brand new, and the m'piece is a used Selmer C85 120 in very good condition.