Buffet, Vintage, B flat Clarinet
Clarinets Direct is fortunate to count many of the UK's finest players amongst our clientele. One such is Joe Pacewicz, a long standing member of the RSNO. This Bb Clarinet is in near mint condition, the only reasons that the instrument is described as "near mint" is the fact that the Pisoni finest white leather pads are not brand new, though they are in excellent condition. All pads and key regulation are in perfect order. The wood is in pristine condition throughout, no cracks or damage whatsoever. The matching serial nos. are 620234.
The Buffet Vintage model is Buffet Crampon's current attempt to recapture the sound and manufacturing excellence of the R13 of the 1950's. Some differences exist however; the modern "Vintage" features an additional double polycylindrical bore barrel of 66mm, the additional polycylinder is supposed to improve intonation overall on this model. Another Buffet Vintage barrel of 66mm is also supplied. The modern instrument features an additional LH Ab/Eb lever in common with other Prestige range clarinets. Like the original R13 this clarinet features hand selected unstained wood, and careful hand finishing to optimise response and tuning through undercutting. The case is a modern light weight example in excellent condition.