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. 000749 The Silver plated key work is in pristine condition. All pieces are matching and original. The instrument has used white leather pads throughout in good condition. The wood is in excellent condition, with no cracks chips or damage, apart from one tiny chip to the outer rim of the middle tenon, see photo 4. This has no affect on the response as it does not form the bore, and there is no joint wobble. 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 a stock Buffet m'piece. The supplied Buffet case has some scratches to the exterior, & slight interior stains, it is in good used condition.