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BUFFET E13 Bb CLARINET, 845

A good condition E13 clarinet in Nickel Silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The matching serial numbers are K73282, which dates to the late 1980's, and all pieces are original with Buffet stamps. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The Nickel Silver plating shows only slight wear, mainly to the throat G# key and ring fingers. The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The case is the original which is in good condition. The m'piece is an up-grade to a profesional Buffet B, in ebonite. 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.