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BUFFET E13 Bb CLARINET, 875

An immaculate condition Buffet E13 Bb clarinet, which is a credit to its adult owner. He has just up-graded to an R13 and this instrument is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This clarinet is Buffet's top student wooden model. The only reason it cannot be described as mint is that the pads are not brand new, in all other respects the clarinet is just as it left the factory. The key work Silver plate key work is pristine, all pieces are original & have matching Buffet stamps. The Grenadilla wood is perfect, with no cracks or damage. The matching serial nos. are K167300. The m'piece is an up-grade to a Vandoren B40 professional model, [NB not pictured] which is in good condition. The original case is in excellent condition, and comes with the still wrapped keys, a warranty card, fingering chart, reed case, cork grease and even the Buffet "clarinet" pencil: All exactly as supplied new. 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.