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A superb condition Buffet Master Model E13. The Nickel Silver key work shows no wear, the plating is pristine. We have just re-padded in fish skin pads & the clarinet is sold with our full year's Clarinets Direct warranty. The matching serial nos. are D37247 which dates to the late 1970's, indeed this is one of the last Master Models to be made. Back then the E13 range was tested at the Buffet factory, by Pierre Lefebvre, first clarinet of the Guarde Republicaine Band, [ and later the Paris Opera] 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, which is excellent, unstained, Grenadilla. These days E13's are made from inferior quality wood which is stained to hide imperfections, whereas the wood for this clarinet is unstained. All pieces are, matching, stamped and original. The hardshell case is the original in fair condition, and the m'piece is the original Buffet in ebonite with a "C" facing, again in excellent condition.