Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet – Serial Number F727xx
This is an vintage professional Buffet clarinet. The prior owner has left this mortal coil and it is now up for sale.
If I read the charts correctly, serial number F72750 puts the year of manufacture at 1962. While the “F” in the serial number may mean it was made for the European market, it plays well in tune (A=440)
While this clarinet has play wear in the form of wear to the key plating and various nicks in the Grenadilla wood body, it is in very good playing condition. It has been gone over and pads and corks have been replaced as needed. The wood is good, no cracks or splits.
Upper and lower joint are both marked with the serial number. I measure the barrel length at just over 65mm. Assumedly, both the barrel and bell are original to the horn.
The case is solid, but not otherwise noteworthy.
Shipping not included in price.
Don’t try buying this online directly from the website. Please drop me an e-mail.
Check out this clarinet’s big brother, an clarinet in the key of “A”.
And I have another Bb R13 for sale HERE.