Buffet, R13, B Flat Clarinet
A nice condition Buffet R13 Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument has been owned by a professional UK player. It is an enhanced Boehm with an articulated C#/G# key.
The Bb has matching serial nos. F71130, which dates to 1962, at this period the R13 was the finest professional model that Buffet Crampon made. The sole UK distributor at this time was "Dallas London" and their stamp is on the bell. The pads, which are fish skin, are used, but all sealing well. All main pieces are matching and original, and stamped "Buffet". The German Silver key work shows some scratching, mainly to first trill key, otherwise it is in very good condition. There are no cracks or repairs to the Grenadilla wood which is in excellent condition. The m'piece is a used Vandoren B45 & the supplied case is in very good condition.