Buffet, R13, B Flat Clarinet
An extremely fine condition Buffet R13 Bb clarinet. This clarinet has just been overhauled, in fish skin pads, in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. This Bb has serial nos. F70020, which dates to 1962. 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 www.buffetcrampon.com for more details. All pieces are matching and original, and stamped "Buffet". The Silver plating is in superb condition throughout, with no wear at all, considering this is an extremely early example of a Silver plated R13 the quality of the plate puts modern Buffet plating to shame . The wood is also in good used condition, with no cracks or repairs, only minor surface marks. The m'piece is an original ebonite Buffet C in nice condition. The Buffet caseshows some stains to the interior, and exterior scuffs, but still latches well, and protects the clarinet.