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Very NICE Vintage Buffet Paris R13 Clarinet in Bb - Serial # 241894

Product Code: 241894BuffetR13Bb
Condition: Refurbished

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Product Description

Superb condition wood Buffet Paris R13 series Bb clarinet, serial number 241894. This clarinet shows no previous cracks or repairs and is in fantastic shape.


The grenadilla wood body on both upper and lower joints is excellent, with no cracks or chips. The tenons remain in great shape, and both original bell and barrel are included. The nickel silver keywork shows minimal finish wear, and while it is a bit cloudy (very commonly seen on vintage clarinets), that is purely cosmetic. This instrument came to us on old pads well past their life cycle, and as such it will get a fresh repad by our top clarinet tech, Audrey Denny. She'll clean and oil the clarinet, and replace all pads and key adjustment material, finely regulating the instrument top to bottom for a precise and fluid feel.


Currently playing on old pads, this Buffet has a few trouble spots, but you can still get an idea of the warmth and presence of this instrument. I can't wait to play once properly restored! Stay tuned for fresh pictures and a play-test video once the work is complete.