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An extremely fine E13 clarinet in Nickel Silver plate. The matching serial numbers are K80042, which dates to the late 1990's, and all pieces are original with Buffet stamps, including the m'piece, which is a brand new stock Buffet. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating overall is in very good order, with only the slightest wear to the ring fingers. 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 good 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.