Buffet, R13 B Flat Clarinet
A very fine condition vintage Buffet R13. 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. We have just entirely re-padded in double bladder fish skin pads with the exception of the register key pad which is in cork. The clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are 65907 which dates to late 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 for more details The original Buffet pouchette case shows wear to the interior lining and handle, but still latches. The mouthpiece is an up-grade to a good condition Vandoren B45. In addition to the original barrel, a shorter, un-stamped barrel is included. This instrument plays with a superb, sweet sound, and very fine intonation, just as the original slogan states!