Buffet, Festival, B Flat Clarinet
This Buffet Festival Bb clarinet is in very good condition, and is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The instrument has been professionally owned and played, and it has been extremely well cared for. The Festival is based firmly on the R13 Prestige, with the register key tube slightly higher, and adjustments to the upper and lower bore flares to compensate. This type of alteration had in fact been suggested to Buffet in the late 1960's by Moennig, Morgan, and Gigliotti: The result is improved intonation and evenness to the second register, which has meant the Festival is a firm favourite amongst professional players.
This Bb has matching serial nos. 601012, which dates to approximately 10 years ago. The Silver plate shows no wear, it is in excellent condition. The clarinet has finest white leather pads throughout in good used condition. The supplied barrels measure 66.0mm & 64.0mm. There are no cracks or repairs to the wood, minor surface marks only. All pieces are genuine Buffet stamped Festival. The case is a Buffet in brown leather, in fair condition, there is some tape to the exterior, the interior is good. The supplied mouthpiece is a Vandoren B45 Lyre in good used condition.