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Vintage 1982 Buffet R13 Clarinet--Cork Repad, Vandoren B45 Mouthpiece

Vintage 1982 Buffet R13 Clarinet--Cork Repad, Vandoren B45 Mouthpiece

One of several Buffet Crampon clarinets we are offering for sale. This is a vintage R13 in Bb.  S/n 221XXX puts it at 1982.  It is in excellent condition:  body is an aged billet of grenadilla with a nice, tight grain, a very small chip at the edge of the middle of the tenon which is just cosmetic and not worth filling, and no cracks, pins or repairs.  Tenons are nice and square with no wobble between joints.  Plating is about 99.5% intact with little if any wear at all.  It’s almost impossible to distinguish between silver and nickel unless the silver tarnishes or the nickel wears, and this well-polished with no wear, so I can’t be sure.  It has the grey hue of silver and none of the cloudy nickel look, so I’m leaning toward silver.  It has just been through the shop where it was bore oiled and had all new pads installed—both joints in a combination of Ferree’s premium cork and Ferree’s B17 de’Jur double-bladder, pressed-felt pads.  Two tenon corks replaced.  Plays with a very dark tone and open feel with good intonation across the entire instrument.  Includes a Vandoren B45 mouthpiece which is super flexible for all types of music, and a Vandoren 4-space ReedGard.  Comes in the original brown, leather case with gold hardware minor wear.  A great instrument from a great period in great condition at about $2,500 less than brand new!



    $1,799.00 Regular Price
    $1,619.10Sale Price
    Excluding Sales Tax
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