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BUFFET E13 Bb CLARINET, 895

An extremely fine, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 clarinet in Silver plate. The matching serial numbers are K62908 which dates to 1983, making this one of the last manufactured. This E&S Bb is much superior, in every respect; quality of wood, intonation, and tone to contemporary mass produced E13 Buffet clarinets. When this model was produced it was second only to the RC and R13 profesional models in quality, and it was manufactured alongside them at the Buffet factory.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating overall is pristine.  The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads in our workshop and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The case is the original which shows some stains to the interior, but is in very good used condition. Current E13s are being treated by Buffet with a chemical compound, which is supposed to inhibit cracking. In fact this seems to be causing some joint problems for Buffet, with many new instrument owners reporting problems with sticking joints to dealers, due to this compound leaching out from the wood end grain. At the period this instruments was made, thankfully the Grenadilla wood was left to age naturally prior to manufacture. The m'piece is a brand new stock Buffet as supplied with new E13's.