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A very fine condition vintage Buffet Master Model E13. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout, with no discernable wear. 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 K10117 which dates to 1960. 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 is a surface scuff to the top joint just where the logo is stamped, see photo 5. 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 an original Buffet C crown in ebonite.