Buffet, E11 A Clarinet
A good condition Buffet E11 clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This example was manufactured in West Germany, modern E11/E12's have earned a poor reputation, due in part to Buffet moving production to France in the old Leblanc factory. This example demonstrates the original fine build quality, which made the E11 such a popular choice for the advancing player. This instrument is Buffet's semi-professional wooden model, and this example has matching serial nos. 305884. There are no cracks or damage to the wood, but there are slight surface marks and scuffs. The Nickel Silver plated key work shows some wear, mainly to the rings fingers and also some of the "pinky" keys. The instrument has been down to our workshop for a thorough "check down" with touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary. It has used tan leather pads throughout which are in very good condition. The m'piece is a used stock Buffet.This clarinet, as a cheaper option, would pair well with any more expensive Buffet Bb clarinet. The original Buffet case shows some stains to the interior but latches and protects the clarinet well.