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A very fine condition E13 clarinet in Silver plate. This instrument was recently taken in part exchange by ourselves. The sole former owner is a student at the Royal Academy of Music. The matching serial numbers are K151527, and all pieces are original with Buffet stamps. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The Silver plating shows no wear, it is in excellent shape throughout. The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The case is the original which is in fair condition, there is some wear to the exterior and interior. The m'piece is the original, which is unused, as the former owner upgraded to a professional model, in ebonite. The wood for current E13s is 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 instrument was made, thankfully the Grenadilla wood was left to age naturally prior to manufacture.