Buffet R13 B-Flat Wooden – 503133
Serial No. 503133
We’ve just cleaned and done a full servicing on this Wooden R13 B-flat Clarinet, serial number 503133.
Everything is in fantastic shape with this clarinet - excellent silver plating, very little wear, and it has a smooth, sweet sound. We've put in over $400 of work to make sure it's in top shape for the next owner.
The case has some wear on it and is not perfect, but the clarinet is excellent. There is a crack that has been repaired on the upper joint (not by us), which is closed and holding just fine. This could be the perfect clarinet for someone looking to upgrade at a discounted price!
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
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.