Buffet, C12 Conservatoire, B Flat Clarinet
A fine condition Buffet C12 Conservatoire Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument was originally manufactured as Buffet's entry level professional wooden model, and though there has been some confusion from Buffet, as marketing men at Buffet felt that this model represented too good value for money, it sits well above the E13 in terms of quality. These days the Buffet website describes the instrument as suitable for the young advancing professional, about to enter Music Conservatoire.
The Silver plated key work is in fine condition with no plating wear, though there are some scratches to the trill keys, see photo 12. The wood is in fine condition, with no cracks or damage, & the barrel is a modern Buffet 66mm R13 example, which tunes the instrument well. The clarinet was completely overhauled earlier this year, and the invoice for this work is included in the sale. The matching serial nos. are 239405, which dates to 1983. The supplied m'piece is a good condition Vandoren 5RV lyre, and the case is a modern example in very good condition.