Buffet, E11 C Clarinet
A very good condition Buffet E11 C clarinet, in Grenadilla wood. The E11 C is Buffet's semi-professional model, and this example has matching serial nos. 02274 The Silver plated key work is in pristine condition. All pieces are matching and original. The instrument has used fish skin pads throughout in good condition: Only a very few on the upper joint will need replacing in the next 6-12 months. The wood is in very good condition with no cracks or damage, there is, however, one minor chip to the lower tenon of the lower joint. This does not affect the bore or the instrument in anyway and is completely hidden when assembled. Current Buffet E13's and E11's are giving a lot of trouble with shrinkage and wood movement, these problems commenced when Buffet moved the manufacture of these models from Germany back to the old Leblanc factory in France. Fortunately this instrument pre-dates this; it was made in Germany. The E11 C is an ideal purchase for the player who wants to use the same mouthpiece that they currently use on their Bb instrument, as the instrument tunes well with all standard French bore Bb m'pieces.