Buffet, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition Buffet, Evette and Schaeffer E13; these models were finished by hand, unlike the modern E13, which is entirely machine made. The matching serial nos. are K45033 which dates to the 1978, a fine period of quality manufacture when the E13 was made alongside the professional R13 model. The wood is in excellent order throughout, with no cracks or damage, apart from one old, filled crack repair to the barrel. The instrument has been exceptionally well maintained; the pads are either cork, of which there are 4 on the upper joint, or white leather. All pads, whilst used, are in very good condition. These days E13's are made from inferior quality wood which is stained to hide imperfections, whereas this model has unstained wood. The Silver plated key work is very good throughout, with no wear, only some slight tarnish. The original case in good condition. The mouthpiece is an up-grade to a professional model used Vandoren 5RV .