Description: Clarinet - 1971 Buffet Crampon (Paris) S1 (R13 equal) excellent condition - ready to play
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One owner, vintage, Buffet S1 Clarinet (serial #125764)
1971 Buffet Crampon (Paris) Bb Clarinet
Sold to me as an R13, is actually an S1 model
(which is a specialized version of the R13) with silver plated keys (mostly rubbed off by now)
Purchased brand new by me in the 70's for school
Originally introduced to be an improvement on the R13, the S1 is essentially identical overall, but has slightly smaller (and re-positioned) tone holes compared to the R13 in order to make the sound a little "sweeter".
I guess it depends on mouthpiece and player style - but I can get an Acker Bilk tone out of this. Big, bold, beautiful.
original Buffet Crampon "C 'crown'" mouthpiece & cover
cork grease and swab (NOT original)
Original 1971 Buffet S1 Clarinet Case
Leather-look covering over wooden case
The top was leaned on by a student (luckily without the clarinet in it), so there is a "soft spot", but it still looks perfectly fine and fulfills its purpose of protecting the clarinet.
Can include a box of reeds as well.
I have many pics available.
Thank you for taking the time to look.
Pictures: Clarinet - 1971 Buffet Crampon (Paris) S1 (R13 equal) excellent condition - ready to play