Silver Buffet Crampon R13 Bb Clarinet W. Vandoren Optimum Ligature
One of several professional clarinets we are offering for sale. This is a Buffet Crampon R13 Bb clarinet in silver plate, which is a $520 upgrade from nickel. S/n 4088XX is too new for the published lists, but it should be 1995 or 1996. It is in exceptional condition: Wood is a nice, tight, grain with no chips, cracks, or repairs and square tenons with no wobble between joints; silver plating is about 99.5% with no significant wear. Just through the shop where it was bore oiled and had all new pads installed—Ferree’s premium cork on the upper, and Ferree’s B17 de’Jur double-bladder, pressed-felt pads on the lower. Please with an even response and warm, mellow tone across the entire instrument. Cork grease is for local pickup only. Includes a great-playing mouthpiece with “ML” and “M” hand-inscribed on it. I’m not sure of the maker, but it appears to be a high-quality bit of mouthpiece, perhaps hand-faced by someone I’m too lazy to research. Also includes a Vandoren Optimum ligature with one pressure plate, and Vandoren cap. All in the slim pouchette case. Sells new for $4,493, so save more than two grand, and snatch this one up!