Buffet, R13 B Flat Clarinet
A very fine condition "Golden Era" Buffet R13. This is an enhanced Boehm model with 7 rings rather than 6, which allows for a fork Eb/Bb in the LH. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free, with only minor surface marks and scratches, please see photos 4, 5 and 13 for close up photos of these minor marks. . The Silver plated key work is excellent throughout. 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 F108909, which dates to 1969. 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 more details The case is an "as new" Jakob winter, with still wrapped keys. The mouthpiece is a used Vandoren M13 in ebonite.