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.
Barrel: 65 mm
Bore LH joint top: 14.75 mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.70 mm
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.
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.