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Re: COUNTERFEIT ALERT! Fake R13
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 10:20:31 PM »
Great question! The biggest giveaway is that the clarinet is stamped with "R13" - a genuine R13 is NEVER stamped as such.

The B- and E-series are all stamped, but the R is NEVER stamped. If you ever see a Buffet with R-anything, it is not real
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Re: COUNTERFEIT ALERT! Fake R13
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 03:17:10 AM »
Good info! Also I notice the screwdriver in with the chinese instrument. That seems to be a thing with instruments from China. Probably comes with white gloves too...
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Re: COUNTERFEIT ALERT! Fake R13
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 10:34:31 AM »
Yes, because white gloves are SO useful for playing open-holed instruments.......
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Re: COUNTERFEIT ALERT! Fake R13
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 11:21:53 AM »
What are the chances that China would fake the B12?

This one looks "funny" to me . . .  https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/77433429
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Re: COUNTERFEIT ALERT! Fake R13
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 06:10:59 PM »
What are the chances that China would fake the B12?

This one looks "funny" to me . . .  https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/77433429

Heck, they'll fake ANYTHING.

This one is also fake. The "B12" font is too big, and the logo itself is a bit too bright yellow in color. Also, the thumbrest is all wrong. Finally, it comes in a generic Chinese soft case, whereas a genuine Buffet product almost always comes in a hard case of some kind - either hard plastic, cloth covered, or leather covered.
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