Buffet R13 Prestige B Flat Clarinet
This fine Buffet R13 Prestige Bb clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. After the 1981 take over by Boosey and Hawkes, the Prestige range represented an attempt by Buffet to recapture former high manufacturing and quality control standards. To that end the Prestige clarinet went back to the earlier specification: Unstained, hand selected Grenadilla wood was used, and more time was spent on hand finishing the instrument. In addition an additional Eb/Ab lever for the LH was fitted.
This Bb, with matching serial nos. 642615, which dates to approximately 2014, has been entirely re-padded by Clarinets Direct in finest Pisoni fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. In addition 2 pre-existing crack repairs to the upper joint have also been re-sealed in our workshop, and this work is also covered by our warranty, see photos 5 and 11. The Silver plate throughout is in very good condition, as is the key regulation which is very good. All pieces are matching and original. The case is the original Buffet in good condition, and the mouthpiece is an up-grade to a Vandoren B45 Lyre.