Buffet R13 B-Flat 117394
Vintage R13 from 1970 with nickel plated keywork! There is some wear on the wood and a few spots where the plating is worn (although it’s difficult to tell from the pictures).
The case handle is missing, as you can see in the pictures. However, contrary to the repair/setup that we do to most of our instruments, this clarinet has received the full RCW Professional Overhaul with a wood treatment! This means that every pad, bumper, and tenon cork was replaced with new. We've also spent 3-4 hours perfecting the key fitting to a higher level than we do in a setup. We've cleaned it, of course, and we've also re-gilded the logos.
The pads on the upper joint are cork, and the lower joint pads are Valentino Masters. This means that it will last for years to come, and it will even sound better than a clarinet that hasn't had its pads replaced with cork.
There are no cracks or chips in the wood, and it's ready for years and years of trouble free use. Contact us today to set up your trial!
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
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.