Buffet R13 Greenline B-Flat – 516882


We’ve just cleaned and done a full servicing on this Greenline R13 B-flat Clarinet, serial number 516882.

We had previously overhauled it and most recently performed our servicing (worth over $400) to make sure the pads seal, the action is excellent, and it's playing to its full potential.

The plating is silver, and it's in good condition. The body material is a little faded, but overall it's still in very good shape. This clarinet is a very, very nice, and has a full resonant sound.

The case has a normal amount of wear for its age. This clarinet, like many Greenlines, was snapped in the middle at some point in its life. We actually performed the tenon replacement many years ago, and it's still holding up just fine. Sometimes these Greenlines will sound better when the middle joint is replaced, and this may be why it plays so well. However, if we didn't mention it, most people would never know that the repair was done.
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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