Buffet, Master Model, B Flat Clarinet
A very fine condition Buffet Master Model ME13, though Buffet, confusingly, also designated this model the E14. The Nickel Silver key work shows only slight wear, it is in very good condition. We have just re-padded in Pisoni premium Deluxe fish skin pads & the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are D39365 which dates to the mid 1970's. Back then the E13 range was tested at the Buffet factory, by Pierre Lefebvre, first clarinet of the Guarde Republicaine Band, with the finest instruments then undergoing further hand tuning and undercutting to improve the response. Therefore the customer had an instrument which was almost identical to an R13 on quality, but at less cost. There are no cracks to the wood which is in fine condition throughout. Sadly this model is deleted now from the Buffet range. Modern E13s are made from inferior wood which is stained to hide imperfections, in addition there is no longer any hand finishing or testing, as was the case for this clarinet. Furthermore the wood for this clarinet is unstained, with all pieces matching and original. The case is the original in good used condition. The m'piece is a modern stock Buffet.