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The Buffet Crampon  RR13 "Academy" was an R13 with a post manufacture fault, in other words an R13 "second".  In some cases this can be difficult to find but in this instance the problem was a chip to the outer rim of the tone hole chimney of the E/B hole, see photo 7, which we have now repaired in our workshop. The German Silver  key work is excellent throughout, with a good shine. We have just entirely re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish Skin Pads & the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are 49091 which dates to 1955. 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  more details. The original Buffet pouchette leather case is in superb shape, the mouthpiece is a Brillhart A3 signature "Nilo W. Hovey".