Product ID: 1001691BuffetE11
Excellent condition Buffet Paris E11 series intermediate clarinet in Bb, serial number 1001691. This is a German-made E11, featuring a grenadilla wood body, and is a fantastic option for advancing students wanting to pick up their first wood clarinet at a low price.
This clarinet was just completely restored in our repair shop by Derick Tramel. It has been cleaned and oiled, and has all new pads and material throughout. The instrument has been precisely adjusted and is now in perfect regulation. It plays with a sweet, focused sound, and takes your air well while providing just the right amount of positive resistance to give you something to push against. It offers a wonderful balance of forgiveness for advancing players, but also allows for growth, offering excellent control.
This clarinet has been well cared for in its life. There is minor wear to the wood and keys, from normal use, but all is in perfect working order. The upper joint has minor chipping on the end of the tenon, but that is superficial and does not affect play. The Buffet stamping is fairly faint on all parts, but the serial number stamping is still crisp and clear. The original barrel has been upgraded to a true Buffet Paris R13 series barrel, measuring 66mm. A great price on a freshly restored “step up” clarinet!