Buffet R13 B Flat Clarinet
An extremely fine "UK" stamp R13 Bb Clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The original and sole owner was an extremely successful top London professional, who had one of the largest collections of clarinets & saxophones in the business. When Alan Lucas became managing director of Buffet UK Ltd he made strenuous efforts to offer outstanding value, well manufactured clarinets to the UK market. At the forefront of this were the famous "UK" stamp model Buffet R13 and E13 clarinets which set a new bench mark of affordable quality in the UK, which ultimately resulted in Boosey & Hawkes acquisition of Buffet.
This Bb matching serial numbers, 167752, dating to 1976, has nickel plate throughout in very good condition. the pads, which are tan leather are also in fine condition. There are no cracks or damage to the Grenadilla wood, the regulation is excellent and there is no joint wobble. All pieces are matching and original. The supplied BAM case is also in excellent condition. This clarinet would suit a professional looking for an outstanding R13 of this period.