Wow! Beautiful Vintage Buffet Pre R13 Bb Clarinet Fully Restored, Serial #48724
Pre – R13
This is a fantastic vintage Buffet Bb Clarinet, serial number 48724. If you are looking for a professional clarinet and are at all nostalgic you will find this particular clarinet fascinating. In addition to being in beautiful condition it also includes the original wood hard case, owners booklet and the warranty card filled out by hand in 1958. This particular clarinet was manufactured in the early 1950's but was mistakenly filled out as a R13 at the time it was sold in 1958. ( see photo 17 )
This is easily one of the more pristine Buffet clarinets we have had in from the early 1950's. The body of the clarinet is in outstanding original condition with no history of cracks or any serious repairs. Audrey Denny for the ClarinetQuest repair shop just put a top notch professional pad job on this clarinet. It now features all new premium corks, felts, Valentino pads and a precise key regulation. The instrument is now playing like a real dream.
In comparison to the more modern Buffet's these models do tend to have a more open and free blowing core sound. Do not miss out on this beautiful vintage Buffet Bb clarinet.