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An extremely fine, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 clarinet in Silver plate. This instrument was one of the last made by Buffet Crampon with an Evette & Schaeffer stamp. The matching serial numbers are K59358 which dates to 1983. Some sources claim that Buffet last stamped Evette & Schaeffer on E13 models in 1977; manifestly this is not the case. 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, with no wear.  The instrument has had a complete re-pad in fish skin pads and is sold with a full years' warranty. The case is the original which shows some stains to the interior, and wear generally, but is still fully functional. the mouthpiece is an upgrade to a Vandoren 5RV, again this professional quality mouthpiece is much superior to the contemporary plastic product supplied now by Buffet. 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.