How much is a Buffet clarinet?

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Are Buffet clarinets good?

Buffet Crampon is a well known and well-respected manufacturer of orchestral instruments. They manufacture a range of woodwind but are most known for their clarinets. This wood is found on many of the world’s top clarinets and is noted for its tonal qualities. The sound then is rich and warm.

How can you tell if a clarinet is vintage?

All Buffet clarinets come stamped with the basic, round logo, so any other distinguishing marks can be used for identification. If there is a letter followed by a number, such as B12″ or “E11,” stamped below the emblem, this is the model of your clarinet.

What is a good price for a used clarinet?

If used instruments are available, they tend to be for the beginner or intermediate student. Prices are quite reasonable, ranging from $200-$800. Cons: The instruments may or may not be reconditioned or repaired; even if they are reconditioned/repaired, many general music stores do poor repair jobs.

Where is serial number on Buffet clarinet?

Check the serial number, located with a tiny stamp on the back of your clarinet’s barrel or on the case. If your number is higher than 50,000, more than likely it is an R13. You can also search near the “A” and “Ab” keys by the top of your clarinet.

How much is a professional clarinet?

A good-quality, brand-new student clarinet may be purchased for about $400. An intermediate instrument may cost about $700 and professional clarinets are generally $1,000 and up.

How much is a 1960 Buffet clarinet worth?

Clarinets are a dime a dozen, and like cars they lose half their value once purchased, no matter if you drove it or not. After that it’s mainly downhill. Of course over time you may recover value such as a Buffet R13 from say 1960 was bought for $180 is now worth $800 in undamaged and playable condition.

What kind of clarinet is a Buffet Crampon?

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Are there any buffet R13 clarinets on eBay?

Whatever your reason for stepping up your play, there are hundreds of professional clarinets available on eBay. Buffet has produced over 10 different R13 models since the instrument was developed in 1955. Each model has slightly different features, tones, registers, and finishes.

Is the clarinet worth the same as the retail price?

And then many professional Buffets sell for less or the same as the retail price 25 years ago. If you have an intermediate clarinet, there is nothing about it that makes it a professional clarinet and worth more, period.