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BUFFET E11 Bb CLARINET, 525

A good condition Buffet E11 clarinet, in Grenadilla wood, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The owner has just traded up top a Buffet Prestige R13 Bb here at Clarinets Direct, and this clarinet is now offered for sale. This instrument is Buffet's semi-professional model, and this example has matching serial nos. 510188. 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 Silver plated key work is in very good condition, with no wear. The pads are double bladder fish skin throughout, and, whilst not new, are sealing well, and will be good for some time to come. The wood throughout is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. This instrument comes in the original case in good condition, with a brand new, still wrapped, Buffet mouthpiece.