Buffet, R13, E Flat Clarinet
This is a very fine condition, Buffet R13 Eb Clarinet. This clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct: It has been exceptionally well maintained by a careful professional owner and is offered to the market as he now prefers another Buffet Eb. Some modern Buffet R13 Eb clarinets are now made in two pieces as a cost saving exercise, shorter wood billets are cheaper! This is an early model in a single piece.
The wood shows no cracks or damage, it has only minor surface marks, commensurate with careful use. The thumb rest has been re-positioned higher and the original screw holes filled. The Silver plate is in fine order with only slight wear to the lowest ring finger. The S/N is 51451, which dates to 1955. The instrument has just been completely overhauled in fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The m'piece is a Pomerico Crystal No. 3, which is an open lay, and plays well with softer reeds, i.e. Vandoren 2.5. The case is worn with some stains to the interior, but latches well.