For Sale is for a Buffet Professional Model Alto Clarinet. This instrument was made in 1976 alongside the R13 clarinets of the time. According to my research, The “Professional” Model designation was a marketing tool used by buffet to compete with another brand, and is more or less identical to the unmarked Buffet professional models. It is keyed down to low Eb and is a two piece instrument. Tuning is great on this instrument, and so is the response. The pads are brand new, and the case is original.
In terms of playability, this is a very nice instrument. It has a lovely dark tone that sounds very nice. The original case is starting to break down a little bit and is on the musty side. I would have replaced it if I had found another case that fits this instrument. That said you will find this clarinet a great instrument to cherish for a long time. A mouthpiece is included with this instrument. Take a look at the photos to get an idea of the condition of the instrument below.
In terms of condition, the wood is solid and has aged well. I do not see any cracks or repaired cracks. There do not appear to be any dents on the neck or bell either. This instrument is a fabulous player and is well worth trying.
- Buffet Quality, Made in France
- Low Eb Model
- Two-Piece Compact Design
- Easy-Playing Upper Register
- Beautiful Condition
- Original Hard Case