pair of Buffet Crampon, E13 clarinets in Nickel Silver plate.
This pair are in mint condition and
are much superior in every respect; quality of wood, intonation,
and tone to contemporary mass produced E13 Buffet clarinets.
no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating
overall is in pristine condition. Both instruments have had a
complete re-pad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads and are sold with a full
years' warranty. The Bb has S/N K95954, the A S/N K96147.
All main pieces are matching and original, and the stamps are bright.
The mouthpiece is a used
Vandoren 11.6 in good condition. The case is the original Buffet in brown leather,
it is also 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 these instruments were made,
thankfully the Grenadilla wood was left to age naturally prior to manufacture.