Buffet R13 A Clarinet
An excellent condition Buffet R13 A "UK" stamp clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The instrument was sold new from Buffet UK, Pages Walk, London. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free, and in fine order. The Nickel Silver plated key work is excellent throughout, with no wear. The matching serial nos. are 169234 which dates to 1976. Back then this fine professional instrument was made, with unstained, hand selected 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 standard of manufacture in their current "Vintage R13" range, please go to www.buffetcrampon.com for more details. The instrument has just had a complete overhaul in our workshop in fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. All tenon and touch corks have been replaced, and the wood has been oiled. All pieces are matching and original. The supplied double case is the original Buffet from the 1970s, there is some wear and staining to the interior, but it is good condition for its age. This instrument plays extremely well, with an excellent scale and very fine intonation.