Pictures are of the exact instrument for sale. Instrument was obtained by NCW as "New, Open Box" in a lot that included other music products. The instrument has received an extensive NCW set-up, which included replacing pads and dressing faulty tone holes as needed. The instrument is virtually indistinguishable from brand new, with scratches on the Eb/Bb key (see picture) and slight dulling on a couple of the keys. Instrument is distinguishable from brand new in that it has received a professional set up and will out-play any new R-13 Eb clarinet purchased directly from the manufacturer or large, online retailer. As always, if you don't love it, return it within two weeks for a full refund.
Key of Eb, one-piece body, polycylindrical bore, grenadilla wood, undercut toneholes, silver-plated keys, adjustable thumb rest, deluxe Naugahyde-covered wood shell case with plush interior, 41.5mm barrel. The Buffet R13 clarinet has a 40-year history of quality and craftsmanship. From wind ensembles to great symphony orchestras, it is the benchmark in clarinet manufacturing. Crafted in high-quality grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. The R13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.