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A mint condition Buffet, E13 clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument was bought new by a retired gentleman along with a Yanagisawa Tenor Saxophone. Unfortunately the retirement has proved too busy for musical pursuits, and the instrument is offered for sale "as new". The Grenadilla wood is in superb condition, with no scuffs or scratches. There is no joint wobble. The instrument has just had an overhaul in finest Pisoni Fish skin pads, in our workshop, and is sold with full 1 year warranty. The key work has also been regulated, with all touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary. The Silver plating throughout is pristine, with no wear. The serial nos. are K150958, which dates to the early 2000's. Contemporary E13s are treated with a chemical compound designed to prevent cracking. Unfortunately this appears to leach out of the wood after a few weeks of playing, causing many problems with joints sticking or refusing to go together. Thankfully when this instrument was manufactured, Buffet Crampon were still ageing the wood naturally. The supplied Buffet m'piece is brand new and the original Buffet leather case is supplied with keys.