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St. Louis, MO 63118


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Mid 70's Vintage Buffet Paris R13 Grenadilla Wood Clarinet with New Pads

Product Code: 136407BuffetR13
Condition: Refurbished

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Product Description

This is an excellent condition vintage Buffet Crampon Paris R13 series Bb clarinet. This clarinet was restored in our repair shop by our top clarinet tech, Audrey Denny. Using two separate joints from the same era (top joint serial # 142423, bottom joint serial # 136407), Audrey matched them seamlessly and the instrument plays great on all new pads.


This instrument shows no previous damages. That include no cracks or crack repairs. It does also have a matching original era bell and barrel, also in pristine shape. Since the two joints are of the same vintage, if I had to guess, I would venture that a store swapped a cracked joint out with a non-cracked one back when this instrument was new. They certainly fit together perfectly visibly, and the instrument plays wonderfully. It has a warm, slightly focused tone, with a quick and lively response. The instrument was padded with Valentino Master pads and some cork pads in the upper joint. It feels fluid and effortless under your fingers. A great professional level grenadilla wood R13 at a fantastic price!