fine, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 clarinet in Nickel Silver plate.
The matching serial numbers are
K54618 which dates to 1980.
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.
no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating
overall is pristine. The instrument has had a complete
Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads and is sold with our full
years' warranty. The case is the original which shows some stains to
the interior, and wear generally, but is still fully functional.
It is such a pity that current E13s are sold with a cheap
plastic mouthpiece which is made under licence for Buffet.
This instrument is supplied with a Buffet "C" ebonite m'piece in 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.