- Buffet, E13 B Flat Clarinet
Buffet, E13 B Flat Clarinet
A fine condition Buffet E13 Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This clarinet is Buffet's top student wooden model. The Nickel Silver plate key work is in very good condition. The instrument has had a full overhaul in fish skin pads in the Clarinets Direct workshop and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The wood is in good condition, and the bell is an up-grade to a Buffet RC bell, from a professional model. The matching serial nos. are K77328, which dates to the late 1980's. The m'piece is the original Buffet, which shows some ligature scratches, but no damage to tip or side rails. 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.