Below are samples of the B flat and A Buffet clarinets for sale.
If you are interested in this set, let me know. I will consider selling separate after I see what the best set price is. I will not sell set for less than $2900. Separate prices will probably be higher, $1500 for the Bb and 1600 for the A. To see the Ebay listing of these instruments, and to bid on them, please click HERE.
Just yesterday I recorded a quick test of 3 Bb clarinets: my great old R13; a gorgeous new Festival I am thinking of buying; and the vintage '71 I have for sale. You will hear how good the '71 tone is, easily as good as the other 2. This is the kind of horn the new "Vintage" style is based on.
The reason I'm selling it? I need a new instrument with a left G#/D# key, and which is a little better in tune than the standard R13, so I am buying the Festival. The reason I'm not selling my great old R13 is that it has a bigger core of sound (for orchestral playing) than the '71.
Here is the 3 minute test with samples of all 3 B flat clarinets. I spoke the name of the clarinet SOO softly, that I had to jack up the volume in those spots, but you can heart that I say "'71" or Festival or "my R13".
I think the '71 has more "core" volume than the Festival, but I am hoping the Festival will open up just a tad as I play it in.
The A clarinet is an instrument I have used in numerous Mozart Concerto and Quintet performances. It's a great horn.
Again, I'm selling because I found a new one. Here is a sample of the A in the Mozart Quintet.
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