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BUFFET E13L Bb CLARINET, 895

A rare Buffet E13L Bb clarinet, which features a LH Ab/Eb key and is a special order from Buffet Crampon. This clarinet is Buffet's top student wooden model. The Silver plate key work is in very good condition with no wear. All pieces are original & have matching Buffet stamps. The Grenadilla wood is in very good condition, with no cracks or damage. The instrument has fish skin pads throughout in excellent condition, it was recently completely overhauled. The matching serial nos. are K109995. The m'piece is an up-grade to a professional Vandoren B40. The Orly case shows some staining to the interior but it zips securely and protects the instrument well. 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.