I recently purchased a Buffet R13 and I was trying to research the serial numbe, which is 36794. When I enter it into the the serial number finder on Buffet's website it says it was made in 1985.
The clarinet professor at the school I attend says its much earlier than 1985, and when I did further research, I found a few sites that said from 1945-1957 all the serial numbers of the horns made in this period were lost. From the serial numbers from the years before and after this period it seems that my clarinet falls into this period of lost serial numbers.
That being sad can anyone help me confirm or negate my findings? Was my clarinet made in 1985 or earlier?