Buffet, R13 B Flat Clarinet
A very fine condition "Vintage" Buffet R13. This instrument is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free, with only minor surface marks and scratches.. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout. The clarinet has fish skin pads and has recently had a service with all necessary pads replaced. The matching serial nos. are 64791, which dates to 1960. 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 stock Buffet in "as new" condition.