Buffet, R13 A Clarinet
A fine condition vintage Buffet R13 A clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The nickel silver platedr 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 matching serial nos. are F58470 which dates to 1958. 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 Buffet double case dates from the 1970s & is in good condition.