Vintage Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet--Cork Overhaul!
One of several Buffet Crampon clarinets we are offering for sale. This is an R13 Bb horn, s/n 88XXX, roughly 1966—right at the start of Buffet’s Golden Era of production. It is in excellent condition: a very small sliver off the edge of one tenon which is just cosmetic in nature and not worth fixing. No other cracks, chips, or repairs. Plating about 95% with just a little wear as seen in the photos. Just through the shop where it was disassembled, cleaned, bore oiled, polished, had new tenon corks installed, and all new pads with the upper in Ferree’s premium cork and the lower in cork and Ferree’s B17 de’Jur double-bladder, pressed felt pads. Play well across all registers with just the usual little quirks common to all R13’s, good intonation and an unusually balanced, focused tone compared to some of the others we have listed. Includes a Buffet mouthpiece, Luyben inverted ligature, cap, and new ProTec microfiber cloth. Cork grease and Leblanc bore oiling kit are for local pickup only and will not be shipped. All in the deluxe Buffet attache case in brown leather with gold hardware. A great vintage clarinet from one of the best periods in Buffet history, and in amazingly nice condition!