Buffet, R13, B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition "Golden Era" Buffet R13, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This clarinet is a one owner instrument, and was bought new for a then High School student in Texas. It has not been played for a number of years, and has just had a full and complete overhaul in our workshop, and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The wood is in good condition, but, shortly after purchase a minor surface crack to the upper joint was pinned and sealed. This crack does not enter the bore, and runs from the top tenon into the speaker tube, it therefore has no effect whatsoever on the response. The Nickel Silver plated key work is excellent throughout. The matching serial nos. are 99731, which dates to 1968. 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 the original, in good used condition. The mouthpiece is a used Selmer HS** in ebonite.