Buffet, Vintage, R13 A Clarinet
A very fine condition vintage Buffet R13 A clarinet. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout, with no wear. The wood is in good condition with no cracks or damage, only surface marks, consistent with its age. The instrument has just been re-padded in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The wood has been oiled and all the tenon corks have been replaced. The matching serial nos. are 50849 which dates to 1955. In addition another serial number stamp is present, 10530, which is possibly an additional security precaution by a previous owner. 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 for more details. This instrument will not disappoint; the quality of scale and intonation are everything one has come to expect from this period of careful hand manufacture. The single case is in very good condition.