Buffet, E13 B Flat Clarinet
A very fine condition Buffet E13 Bb clarinet. This is a one professional owner instrument, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, as the owner has traded up to a Buffet BC20. This clarinet is Buffet's top student wooden model. The Silver plate key work is in very good condition, all pieces are original & have matching Buffet stamps. The Grenadilla wood is in good condition, with no cracks or repairs. This clarinet has tan leather pads throughout in overall very good condition, showing only slight use. The matching serial nos. are K130322. The m'piece is the original Buffet, which is in excellent condition. The Buffet tan leather case is also in good condition, and has an interior music pouch. Current E13s are 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.