Buffet, E11 C Clarinet
A pristine condition Buffet E11 C clarinet, in Grenadilla wood. The E11 C is Buffet's semi-professional model, and this example has matching serial nos. 000358, it belonged to the late jazz professional Alan Ryder, and has had hardly any use. The Silver plated key work is in perfect condition. All pieces are matching and original & with logo stamps like new. The instrument has used white leather pads throughout in "as new" condition. The wood is in perfect condition, with no cracks chips or damage. 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. This clarinet is supplied with the original case and m'piece. It is in near mint condition, with only wear to the tenon corks and some slight stains to the interior of the case to distinguish from a new example, and this despite the fact that it is an early example.