Buffet, R13 A Clarinet
An excellent condition Buffet R13 A, which is a commission sale. Clarinets Direct is fortunate to count many of the UK's finest players amongst our clientele: One such is Joe Pacewicz, long time member of the RSNO, by whom this instrument has been professionally owned and played. The matching serial nos. are 223781 which dates to 1982, an excellent period of manufacture. Importantly, this was prior to Buffet's introduction of the Prestige, and the late 1990 design which re positioned the speaker tube higher, an adjustment which many players feel detracted noticeably from the R13's response, flexibilty, and projection. The used fish skin pads are all sealing well. The wood is crack and repair free, indeed in excellent condition throughout. The Silver plated key work shows no wear, it is in pristine condition. In addition to the original 64mm barrel a Buffet Icon barrel of 65mm is also supplied. The Tosca Buffet double case in shows some scuffs to the exterior case cover, and wear to the interior, but it is fully serviceable, and comes with the many zip-able pouches and rucksack straps.