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Vintage Buffet Crampon S1 Bb Clarinet--Cork Overhaul, Silver Keys!

Vintage Buffet Crampon S1 Bb Clarinet--Cork Overhaul, Silver Keys!

One of several professional clarinets we are offering for sale.  This one is a Buffet Crampon S1 Bb professional clarinet. The S1 was developed by Buffet as an alternative to the R13, with slightly less-undercut and repositioned tone holes resulting in a sweeter and more centered tone. This one is s/n 152115, 1974, right in the middle of their Golden Era and one of the most sought-after periods for Buffet’s clarinets. It is in excellent condition: wood is a marvelous billet of unstained grenadilla with a nice, tight grain and no chips, cracks, or repairs. Tenons are nice and square with no wobble between joints.  This example is silver rather than nickel plated (currently a $520 upgrade) which is about 99.5% intact with little if any wear at all. Just through the shop where it was cleaned, bore oiled, lost motion removed especially on the upper trills, repadded with Ferree’s B17 du Jour double-bladder, pressed-felt pads on the lower, and Ferree’s premium cork on the upper. All new natural tenon corks. Plays very nicely across all registers with an even response and moderately dark tone.  Includes a Vandoren 5RV mouthpiece, Buffet ligature and Buffet cap. Cork grease is for local pickup only and will not be shipped.  All in a Buffet pouchette case with a worn but intact leather handle, but otherwise in very good condition.  For that matter, the case has a vintage label on the back with the name and address of the original owner in Danish (?) which is easily removable, but adds some neat history to the horn.  Certainly the nicest S1 of the very few you’ll find for sale, and at more than $2,000 less than a new R13!

    $1,599.00 Regular Price
    $1,439.10Sale Price
    Excluding Sales Tax
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