Buffet R13 B Flat Clarinet
A fair condition "Golden Era" Buffet R13, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, the sole former owner being a well known British Jazz musician. The wood is in good condition, with only minor surface marks and scratches, no cracks or repairs. The nickel silver plated key work reflects the fact that this instrument has seen much use, and there is much wear throughout. The clarinet has just has a full overhaul in fish skin pads in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The matching serial nos. are 128920, which dates to 1972. 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 more details The case is brand new, and the m'piece is a modern stock Buffet in good used condition. In summation: For a player not worried by the cosmetic look and feel of this R13, this in outstanding example, fine value, with excellent intonation & response.