Buffet R13 A – 2290XX


Serial No. 2290XX

Not every Buffet Clarinet qualifies to be sold by Rice Clarinet Works.

After a careful hand-selection process, we play each instrument before offering it to our customers, bringing you truly outstanding instruments every time.

We just accepted this nice vintage Buffet R13 A clarinet - serial number 229028 as a trade-in from a customer (the original owner) who was looking to upgrade. However, it still has a lot of life left in it!

We fully serviced the clarinet several years ago and have been maintaining it with our cleaning, wood treatment, and repair service each year since. After its trade-in, we did the same service again, putting in around $200 of work to get it ready for the next owner! Because of the fastidious maintenance each year, it's still in very good shape!

The clarinet has a nice resonant sound, and it's really quite enjoyable to play! It has a nice core and lots of dynamic range. This is a great instrument for someone who is looking to upgrade to a great professional-level instrument, but at a discounted price. Just add it to your cart to set up your in-home trial, or contact us to visit the shop and try it in person!

Every few months we travel to the Buffet Crampon USA Warehouse to personally select the very best clarinets they have to offer. We sift through 50-60 clarinets per visit to find truly outstanding instruments.

When choosing a clarinet, we look for the following characteristics:

  • Superior Tone - With evenness throughout the range
  • Excellent Resonance and Vibrancy - we listen for that extra sparkle that few clarinets possess
  • Even Tuning
  • Wood That is Free of Defects - No knots, chips, or wavy grain

With our setup, your clarinet will be its very best from the start!Clarinets from any factory (even the very best Buffet Clarinets) are not perfect in terms of keywork, pads, spring tension, etc. What sets us apart is that every single clarinet receives a full professional-quality setup to make the mechanical feel and function as good as the sound. We spend a great deal of time addressing every issue that can keep your clarinet from playing its absolute best.

Every clarinet is checked to make sure the following things are perfect:

  • Pressure/Suction - No leaking pads
  • Key Movement - No binding or drag
  • Spring Tension - Proper tension and balance
  • Ring Heights - Checked for proper evenness and height
  • Pad Height Opening - Checked for proper venting (no stuffiness)
  • Key Spatula Locations - Key positions checked for ergonomics

Why Buy Your Clarinet from Us?

We are clarinetists with many years of performing and clarinet repair experience, so we know exactly how a great instrument should play and feel. This results in a better adjusted, easier to play, and ultimately a better sounding clarinet.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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