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A very fine condition vintage Buffet Master Model E13.   The Nickel Silver  key work is excellent throughout, with no wear at all. We have just entirely re-padded in double bladder fishskin &. the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are D25802 which dates to the mid 1970's. Back then the E13 range was tested at the Buffet factory, 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: Please see the photographed original Buffet brochure. These days E13's are made from inferior quality wood which is stained to hide imperfections. There are no cracks or damage to the wood; excepting  a repair to a small surface hairline crack  at the top of the lower joint underneath the tenon ring. The crack is only on the outer surface , it does not go through into the bore, as the upper joint tenon forms the bore at this point, see photo 10. The case is used but in very good condition, and the m'piece is a  stock Buffet  stamped 116 tip by 16.5mm length.