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BUFFET CRAMPON E13 Bb CLARINET, 845

An excellent Buffet E13 clarinet in Nickel silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating overall is in pristine condition with no discernable wear.  The instrument has just had a partial re-pad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads. The Bb has matching S/N K101499, which dates to about 1998.  All pieces are original and stamped Buffet. The case is in good used condition and comes with a key. 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.