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Yamaha YCL255S Bb clarinet

ABS polymer Bb clarinet for beginners

Product code: YCL255S Manufacturer: Yamaha


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  • Supplied with reed and accessories in a sturdy moulded case
  • Attractive wood effect finish and silver plated nickel keywork
  • Adjustable thumb-rest and strap ring
Product code: YCL255S Manufacturer: Yamaha

Yamaha have been manufacturing instruments for over a century and are now recognised as one of the world’s leading brands. Their years of research and experience have led to the production of some of the best student instruments on the market. The YCL255S is their flagship entry level Bb clarinet and has been carefully designed to offer beginners the best possible learning experience.

The instrument’s body, like most modern clarinets, is made from tough ABS polymer finished with a matte wood grain effect. This versatile plastic is much more reliable than traditional grenadilla wood as it is not affected by humidity or temperature, and its terrific resonant properties give ABS clarinets a tone and flexibility that many professional players prefer.

Very young children often struggle to hold the weight of woodwind instruments, so Yamaha have included some design features specifically designed to help. The clarinet’s bell has had its heavy metal base ring removed, and the resonance chamber has been reshaped to make up for the subsequent loss of sound projection. On the back of the instrument there is also a thumb rest that can be adjusted as the student grows and a loop to which a neck strap can be attached.

Intonation is excellent throughout the entire range of the YCL255S, and the silver plated nickel keywork is responsive and resilient – see more info for exact specifications. The outfit comes with everything a beginner will need: a reed, a plastic mouthpiece cap, and a robust moulded case.

More info

Barrel length65mm
Keywork17 keys, 6 rings
Boehm system
PadsBladder pads
ToneholesStraight tone holes with tapered undercut


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