Buffet R13 Clarinet W/ New Ferree's Pads, Rico Reserve Mouthpiece
One of several professional clarinets we are offering for sale. This is a Buffet Crampon R13 Bb wooden clarinet. S/n 3849XX makes it about 1994, relatively recent in R13 terms. It is in very good condition. Wood is a nice, tight billet of grenadilla. I don’t see any cracks, but I do see two small pin marks in the upper joint that would imply a crack repair at some time in its past, though it was done so well that you can hardly even see the evidence of that. Nickel plated keys about 99% intact with a tiny bit of wear in a couple spots, but still bright and shiny as seen in the photos. Just through the shop where it was disassembled, cleaned, bore oiled, and had all new Ferree’s B17 de’Jur double-bladder, pressed-felt pads installed. Plays very nicely across the entire horn—a warm, full clarinet with an open feel and even response playing even more in tune with the included Chadash 650 barrel--a $350 reverse-taper upgrade that really tunes up the throat tones. Also includes a Rico Reserve mouthpiece, Rovner inverted ligature, a new swab, and a new ProTec microfiber cloth. Cork grease is for local pickup only and will not be shipped. All in the Buffet pouchette hard case which is also in very good condition. Sells new for $3,973.46, so snatch this one up, get a great-playing clarinet and Buffet’s best barrel, and still save more than $2,400!