Buffet D Clarinet
A Buffet D clarinet in near mint condition. The only reason it cannot be described as "mint" is that the pads are not all brand new. This clarinet is an ultra rare instrument, which was a custom order from Buffet. The wood shows no cracks or damage, it is in very good order throughout. The Silver plate is pristine, with no wear. The Grenadilla wood is also in perfect condition. The S/N is 212801 which dates to 1982, this was just prior to the take over by Boosey & Hawkes of Buffet. This period is justly renowned for the quality of manufacture. It is safe to assume that one of Buffet's most skilled craftsman would have been responsible for making and hand finishing this special order clarinet. The response and tuning are everything one would expect from such a top of the range instrument, and the tone is noticeably warmer than on a standard Eb clarinet. The original case is in excellent condition, and is supplied with the still wrapped keys.