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Clarinet/What Buffet Clarinet do I have?


I have a buffet clarinet, made in Germany.  It says international on the body under the logo.  It has a number on multiple parts of 818831.  I cannot find any info about this clarinet.  What type of clarinet is it, and what could it be worth?

Hello Karolyn,
Buffet had so many orders over the years that they outsourced the making of clarinets...mostly the E-11 MODEL, TO GERMANY..The company was called Schreiber....They went out of business in 2011 so Buffet bought them out and continue this model...It is a well regarded intermediate level instrument...I could not find any serial number lists for this company, but I am sure they exist..Buffet E-11 clarinets have a new price of up to $1400., depending on where purchased,sales, etc...You can check used prices on Ebay..... .Cheers     JACK


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jack wiard


my 'area of expertise' is traditional jazz...i have had classical training...i am from san francisco,came to australia in 1971 to teach h.s. music...resigned to play full time music in 1975 [to present]


i have played with the graeme bell allstars [25 yrs] ray price quintet [5 yrs], led own groups [20 yrs]..played in all the major australian jazz festivals, played 2 yrs with local symphony most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube

on committee of clarinet soc. of n.s.w for 7 yrs...[now defunct]

a.a. degree,b.mus degree, secondary teaching credential

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