This is a freshly overhauled Buffet Paris R13 “Vintage series” clarinet in Bb, serial number 503473. The Vintage series was designed in 1996 by René Lesieux, master craftsman and responsible for instrument research and development at Buffet Crampon for over 40 years. Buffet wanted to satisfy those musicians who wished to find the same features and sound they had with their 1950's R13 clarinet. Since its introduction the Vintage has charmed many clarinetists over the world. They choose the Vintage for its fluid, focused tone, its homogeneity in all registers, and its easy response.
The body joints of the clarinet are both in immaculate condition as is the original bell of the instrument. There is no history of any cracks or past crack repair on the instrument. It comes with an after market Clarinetquest 66m grenadilla wood barrel.
This Vintage Series clarinet was just fully overhauled in our shop by Audrey Denny, and is in perfect playing condition. The work features a new set of Valentino pads, new corks, felts and a very precise regulation to the key work. A fantastic instrument students and professionals alike.