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Hi Jack.
I have received a Buffet Crampon Evette Clarinet with serial number 153163. The instrument is is in great shape and appears to have been re-padded recently. The pads are White and soft with little to no use. I have looked at this instrument under a magnifying glass and still can not locate the model or any other notations other than the Logos on both the Bell and body.
The logo has Evette inside it with Buffet Crampon below.  Just above the serial number is in-graved Germany. I planned on letting a student use this instrument however, I do not want to set them up for failure if this is not a decent instrument for her to learn on.  Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards
Concerned father
Scott

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Hello Scott,
There is a website called  'clarinetperfection.com  that gives much information on clarinets...According to this [very reliable] list, under the EVETTE catergory, you will see that if the clarinet is stamped EVETTE  /made in Germany, then it is really a clarinet made by SHREIBER, [under license to BUFFET].....SHreiber does not seem to publish many serial   numbers...In any case, I once owned  a Shreiber clarinet like yours, and found it to play quite well, an intermediate grade instrument.      Cheers    JACK

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my 'area of expertise' is traditional jazz...i have had classical training...i am from san francisco,came to australia in 1971 to teach h.s. music...resigned to play full time music in 1975 [to present]

Experience

i have played with the graeme bell allstars [25 yrs] ray price quintet [5 yrs], led own groups [20 yrs]..played in all the major australian jazz festivals, played 2 yrs with local symphony orchestra...am most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube

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on committee of clarinet soc. of n.s.w for 7 yrs...[now defunct]

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a.a. degree,b.mus degree, secondary teaching credential

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