Buffet, Evette & Schaeffer, E13, B Flat Clarinet
A very fine, Evette & Schaeffer, E13 clarinet in nickel silver plate, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The matching serial numbers are K4113 which dates to 1976. 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 fine 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 brand new with carry strap. The m'piece is a good condition Leblanc. 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.