Buffet R13 A Clarinet - Silver Plated
An upgraded silver-plated Buffet R13 A clarinet that has been lightly used. Purchased brand new via hand-selection in 2016. It was used during a graduate degree at Florida State University, then used professionally in orchestral and solo performances.
It was been given an Artist overhaul by Wes Rice ($799 value) and is ready to perform out of the case. It includes the original, unused Buffet double case as the instrument was kept in a Lomax Humidipro case. The stock A barrel is also unused as a custom Corbin Traditional barrel was used for improved intonation and to match the resistance and timbre of the Bb that it was played with. Both barrels will be supplied with purchase.
Overhaul included the following:
- Tightening of loose keys (Swedging)
- Post Swedging
- Polishing and cleaning of keys + posts
- Degreasing and oiling of the hinges
- Full wood cleaning
- Tone hole resurfacing (3 were needed on this brand new clarinet)
- Securing of loose posts
- High-tech bumper materials
- Beveled cork pads (upper joint, + B/F# sliver key)
- Valentino Masters pads (lower joint, + A/D ring and F# tone hole)
- Key height/tension adjustment
- Tenon cork replacement
- Voicing and light clarinet tuning
- Dual layer bumpers
- Spring adjustments and modifications
Financing for this instrument is available for those that qualify. Apply at the link below to see if you qualify.
Used R13 Bb Clarinet SN619xxx
An exceptional used Buffet R13 with nickel plated keys. Free blowing, even in resistance, and great intonation. This instrument was owned by a professional musician from new, and well maintained with some plating and cosmetic wear, as shown in the pictures. It has never cracked with only a small tenon chip filled in at some point.
Recently cleaned and re-padded with a mix of leather and Valentino Master's pads for an optimal seal. Sold as is, without a full Corbin Artist Overhaul to make this an affordable option for any advanced student or professional player. Comes with a Royal Global single leather case, with strap and pouch for accessories.