The E13 is legendary for a reason. Often referred to as the best advancing clarinet on the market. Theres a reason the Buffet E13 is found in conservatoires and orchestras all over the world. Its the clarinet you can rely on to perform day-in day-out. That reliability comes from the supreme quality and consistency of the E13s construction. Meticulously crafted from Tanzanian grenadilla wood and assembled by hand in France the E13 has all the technical characteristics of a much more expensive instrument. Boasting leather pads blue steel springs and a silver plated mechanism you know the E13 is built to last. To ensure you purchase the best possible instrument Buffet has recently upgraded the E13 to include the same bell as the professional RC clarinet. Providing more projection and brightness to the sound this bell will enhance your tone while enabling you to confidently master the clarinet.