Buffet E13 B Flat Clarinet
An excellent condition Buffet E13 clarinet in Silver plate. The E13 is the top selling student wooden clarinet worldwide. The matching serial numbers are K91041, which dates to the early 1990s, and all pieces are original with Buffet stamps. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating is pristine, which is in stark contrast to the Silver plating of more recent Buffet instruments. The instrument has just had a re-pad in Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The case is original, and is in good used condition, though there is some staining to the interior . The m'piece is the original Buffet in ebonite, with a C lay, i.e. moderately close,in very good condition, again the quality of this m'piece is much superior to the cheap plastic m'pieces now supplied with E13s. The wood for current E13s is being treated by Buffet with a chemical compound, which is supposed to inhibit cracking. In fact this seems to be causing some joint problems for Buffet, with many new instrument owners reporting problems with sticking joints to dealers, due to this compound leaching out from the wood end grain. At the period this instrument was made, thankfully the Grenadilla wood was left to age naturally prior to manufacture.