Buffet, Evette & Schaeffer, E13, B Flat Clarinet
An excellent, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 clarinet in silver plate. The matching serial numbers are K54285 which dates to 1979, making this a late manufactured example. This E&S 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 professional models in quality, and it was manufactured alongside them at the Buffet factory.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The plating overall is in superb condition, with no wear. The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in fish skin pads & is sold with our 1 year warranty. The case is a plush lined model which protects the clarinet very well, and a Buffet reed holder is included. The m'piece is a good condition stock Buffet. 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.