Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet #681xxx (ON APPROVAL)
A fantastic Buffet R13 Prestige for about half the price of a new one! This is another instrument we accepted as trade-in from a professional clarinetist that recently purchased a new one from us. All pads were replaced with Gore-tex pads within the last couple of months by another reputable shop and it seals and plays better than new from the factory. We serviced the instrument, including cleaning and buffing, key polishing, 2 new pads as a personal set-up preference, and some regulation. It is set-up and ready to perform out of the box!
This instrument comes with a Buffet Chadash barrel, which adds focus and depth to the sound, along with helping the intonation. The original stock barrel is not included. Purchase this instrument and you will also receive 1 free barrel of your choice from our website selection. Simply include your choice in the notes when you order and a little bit about your preferred sound and feel characteristics. Brian will match this barrel before shipping.
I find this clarinet to have a nice working resistance, even scale, and a great balance of high and lows in the sound that can be easily modified with your preferred barrel.
Other than the stock barrel, this instrument has never cracked and has been regularly serviced.
**Eligible for 7 day Approval terms. Used instruments returned will incur a 7% restock fee**
Buffet R13 Bb Nickel Plated - #361xxx (SOLD)
*SET UP AND READY TO PERFORM*
This R13 Bb nickel plated clarinet has no crack history, excellent wood quality, very even scale, and surprisingly good intonation. Plating in excellent condition with obvious wear on the Ab key, small spots on the left hand rings and thumb (see pictures). A really phenomenal instrument from the late 80s, it outplays many of the new clarinets of similar models we have in the shop. Great working resistance on this instrument even with the stock barrel, with good core and flexibility.
Another reputable shop recently repadded the instrument with new Valentino and leather pads, all new tenon corks. We made some small adjustments, changed a couple pads, polished the keywork and body.
We can add a left hand Ab/Eb lever for an additional $225, and the thumb rest can easily be changed out with a very affordable adjustable rest later if you decide and only requires removing and reinstalling the screws.
Buffet Festival Bb Clarinet #596xxx (SOLD)
Over half off the price of a new Festival clarinet, but already set up and ready to perform! Festival clarinets are one of my favorite models by Buffet, with excellent wood quality and the improved register tube placement.
This is a trade-in from a professional orchestral clarinetist that has since purchased new instruments. We received this Festival Bb and A set (A since sold) in great condition with fairly light use. Silver plating is 99% in tact. Some pads were needed and mechanism regulated, with an end result of cork pads on the top (with some refaced or replaced) and new Valentino tan synthetic pads on the bottom joint.
Fantastic wood quality, sweet sound, with incredible response and evenness throughout. Great intonation (with 2 barrels, 65mm and 66mm included).
Priced to sell since it only needed minimal work!
Buffet Festival A Clarinet (Used)
The deal of a lifetime on this beautifully maintained Festival A, over $2,000 less than a new one but already set-up and ready to go.
Silver plated key work, polished with no wear
cork pads on the top joint
complete lower joint repad with tan "cork" Valentino Masters pads
Upgrade- thumb rest relocated higher for optimal hand position and better comfort, placing the thumb behind the first finger
2 original Festival A barrels in 65mm and 66mm
Comes with Bam double case in great condition