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Buffet C13

Many thanks to April D. for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.

Because of the K serial number, I think that the C13 line is just a new name for the Evette-Schaeffer line. This also is similar to the ES in not having a poly-cylindrical bore. This was purchased by April in 1988. The C13 plays like the best Evette-Schaeffers, or the R13s before Buffet adopted the poly-cylindrical bore. Evidently some C13 were made in Germany. But this one was made in France, as seen in the line just below the oval logo.







Buffet C13




Serial  #K66723

Barrel: 65 mm

Bore LH joint top: 14.75 mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.70 mm


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Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.


For this test, I pulled 1.4mm  at the barrel and 1.1mm  at the center tenon.

High register


Android nTune


F

-10


E

-8


D

0


C

0


B

0


B-flat

4


A

5

Mid




G

0


F

12


E

6


D

0


C

3


B

0

Throat tones




Bb

0


A

3


G

-1


F

2.5


E

0

Chalumeau




D

3


C

0


B-flat

12


A

10


G

-7


F

-15


E

-2


Intonation summary: Very good for a straight bore clarinet.


Key work quality: Excellent.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: This is a very nice instrument for anyone, from beginners to advanced players. Only professionals and clarinet majors must have the benefits of the poly-cylindrical bore.


Condition issues noted: None. Wood in beautiful shape.





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Phil Pedler,
Jun 6, 2015, 3:23 PM
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