Buffet R13 E Flat Clarinet
This is an excellent condition, Buffet R13 Eb Clarinet. This clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It was bought new some 5 years ago by a young professional who is now in her final year as a Masters student at the Royal College of Music in London. Some modern Buffet R13 Eb clarinets are now made in two pieces as a cost saving exercise, shorter wood billets are cheaper! This is in a single piece.
The wood shows no cracks or damage, it is in pristine condition. All pieces are matching and original, with correct Buffet stamps. The Silver plate is in fine order with no wear and only very slight tarnish to a few of the upper pad cups. The S/N is 655328. The instrument has the original fish skin pads, and, only a few, mostly on the upper joint, show some wear. The clarinet has not been played that much as it is one of 2 Eb's owned by the seller, and she now prefers the other which is why the instrument is for sale. The m'piece is a very lightly used Vandoren B44, which, apart from ligature scratches, is like new. The original case is in excellent condition.