This is a gently used, worldclass Buffet Crampon Paris Prestige series bass clarinet with low C, serial number H44302. This is a one-owner horn, well cared for, and at a tremendous price from where these sell when new. If you are a professional player looking for a top shelf bass, you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer one than this.
This instrument is in exemplary shape. The grenadilla body shows no cracks or previous repairs. The silver plated keys, neck, and bell are all in tip-top shape with no noticeable finish wear. They've got some light tarnish going on, but we'll clean that up as part of our adjustment, and the keys will shine like new when you receive it.
This Prestige came in playing well on original factory pads, but definitely needed some love to be optimal. As such, it is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete cleaning and regulation. We'll hand polish all the silver hardware, clean and oil the body, and replace any pads and material not up to our standards. It will ship out in perfect adjustment.
These horns are definitely designed for the most discerning of players. This clarinet takes your air well with just the right amount of positive resistance to give you something to push against, which also aids in focus. Its scale is even throughout the range of the instrument, and the bottom end is as full and dark as you want. Quite simply, as good as it gets for a pro model bass clarinet. Ships in its original case with floor peg.