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Very Early Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet W/ Recent Overhaul

Very Early Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet W/ Recent Overhaul

One of the earliest Buffet Crampon clarinets we are offering for sale.  This is an R13 in Bb. S/n F537XX makes it about 1955—on of the first R13’s made.  It is in very good condition:  wood is a well-aged bit of grenadilla with surface wear and one very short crack on the inside of the socket on the lower joint. This did not go into the bore or seem to extend past the socket at all—and might not have been a crack at all--but we sealed it anyway just for peace of mind.  It is non-weightbearing due to the ring, and will never be a problem, regardless.  Other than that, no chips, cracks, pins or repairs.  Tenons are still nice and square with little to no wobble between joints, which is unusual for a clarinet of this vintage.  Nickel plating about 97% with just the least bit of wear starting.  Very recently overhauled in a combination of cork and bladder pads, all of which look like they’ve hardly been played at all.  Just through our shop where it was bore oiled, had one tenon cork replaced, and some very minor adjustments to bring it up into exceptional playing condition.  A very open, large-sounding clarinet compared to many modern horns, with very good intonation due at least in part to the included Moennig 66 barrel.  Hard case in good condition with some cosmetic wear, and a new ProTec handle cover over the exposed metal handle.  Cork grease and key oil are for local pickup only and will not be shipped, but it does include a vintage Selmer HS* hard rubber mouthpiece, Buffet cap and ligature, new Conn-Selmer swab, and four-space reed guard.  A crazy cheap, vintage R13 in hard-to-find condition!

    $1,499.00 Regular Price
    $1,349.10Sale Price
    Excluding Sales Tax
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