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BUFFET E13 S Bb CLARINET, 795

An excellent condition Buffet, E13 S [ for small] clarinet. This is an extremely rare model, made by Buffet as a custom order for players with small hands. The revisions include re-positioning all of the tone holes closer together in the right hand, and a thinner bell with no tenon ring which helps to minimise weight. And, in addition, an adjustable thumb rest is fitted, which was not standard manufacturing practice at that time. The Grenadilla wood is in superb condition, with no scuffs or scratches, pristine. There is no joint wobble. The instrument has just had an overhaul in finest Pisoni fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The key work has also been regulated, with all touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary. The Nickel Silver plating throughout is in good condition, with no wear. The serial nos. are K95300, which dates to the early 1990'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 in good condition. The Buffet case is the original which functions well, but shows some stains to the interior lining.