For Sale is for a Buffet Professional Model Alto Clarinet. This instrument was made in 1971. According to my research, It may be the previous model implemented before the current Model 22. Tuning is great on this instrument, and so is the response. The neck can be lengthened to adjust tuning of the instrument as well. It is keyed down to low Eb and is a two piece instrument. The pads are all new with plenty of life left. These instruments do not come up for sale often and are considered some of the best alto clarinets available on the market. Really only one of three brands for the serious harmony clarinetist.
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 substantial dents on the neck or bell either. This instrument is a fabulous player and is well worth trying.
- Selmer-Paris Quality, Made in France
- Low Eb Model
- Two-Piece Compact Design
- Easy-Playing Upper Register
- Beautiful Condition
- Original Hard Case