fine E13 clarinet in Nickel Silver plate.
The matching serial numbers are
K65503 which dates to 1985.
This E13 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 just had a complete
overhaul in our workshop with
Pisoni deluxe fish skin pads fitted throughout. The corks have been replaced,
and the key work realigned and regulated. The instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty.
The case is of modern Buffet back pack type,
in excellent 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 a new E13.