Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet
One of several Buffet Crampon clarinets we are offering for sale. This one is an R13 in Bb, s/n 536XXX, roughly 2005-2006. It is in excellent condition: no chips, cracks, or repairs to the wood, plating is about 99.5% with no noticeable wear. I’m pretty sure this is silver; it’s so highly polished that it’s a bit hard to tell, but it responds to a silver cloth which nickel does not, and there is tarnish on the underside of the keys, which should not be true of nickel. Just through the shop where it was bore oiled and had all new pads installed: Ferree’s cork on the upper, and Ferree’s de’Jur double-bladder, pressed-felt on the lower. Are warm, balanced clarinet which plays quite nicely across all registers. Includes a mouthpiece the name of which I can’t quite make out, and a Rovner 1R ligature with cap. All in a ProTec case in good condition. An excellent clarinet for your very advanced student, and more than $2,000 less than brand new!