Buffet, E11, B Flat Clarinet
A good condition Buffet E11 clarinet, in Grenadilla wood, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument is Buffet's semi-professional model, and this example has matching serial nos. 468121. In recent years the Buffet badged "France" Bb clarinet E11 model, which was made in the old Leblanc factory, gained an extremely poor reputation for build quality. So much so, that Buffet have deleted this model from their line up and, confusingly, renamed it the E12. Fortunately this E11 was made in Germany, before the move in manufacture to the French Leblanc factory and is, therefore, a significantly better made instrument. The Nickel Silver plated key work is in good condition, with only slight wear. The wood has no cracks or damage, though there are surface marks and scratches. The supplied m'piece is an up-grade to a Weinberg D3 in excellent used condition. This instrument comes in a good condition Stagg case.