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BUFFET MASTER MODEL ME13 Bb CLARINET, 745

A very fine condition Buffet Master Model E13. The Nickel Silver key work shows only slight wear, it is around 90%. We have just re-padded in double bladder fishskin & the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are D21340 which dates to the early 1970's. Back then the E13 range was tested at the Buffet factory, by Pierre Lefebvre, first clarinet of the Guarde Republicaine Band, with the finest instruments then undergoing further hand tuning and undercutting to improve the response. Therefore the customer had an instrument which was almost identical to an R13 on quality, but at less cost. There are no cracks to the wood, but there are a few minor scuffs and surface scratches. These days E13's are made from inferior quality wood which is stained to hide imperfections, whereas the wood for this clarinet is unstained. The case is the original, which is worn but functional, and the m'piece is a Vandoren 5RV Profile 88 in ebonite.