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Yamaha YCL450S Bb clarinet

Grenadilla wood Bb clarinet for intermediate players

Product code: YCL450S Manufacturer: Yamaha


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  • Supplied in a case with reed and accessories
  • Silver-plated keywork
  • Tapered undercut tone holes
  • Adjustable thumb rest with strap ring
Product code: YCL450S Manufacturer: Yamaha

The YCL450S Bb clarinet outfit is a superb upgrade instrument for intermediate students and represents the culmination of decades of research and development by Yamaha’s renowned designers. It is made from solid grenadilla, an African hardwood well known for its impressive natural acoustic properties that has been used to construct oboes and clarinets for centuries.

Silver-plated keywork is less slippery than its nickel equivalent and is supported by blue steel springs. These make the clarinet very easy to play, and tapered undercut tone holes ensure precise intonation across its entire range. Pisoni pads made of durable white leather provide firm seals over the tone holes.

Bell and barrel shaping is particularly noteworthy on the YCL450S as both components are modelled on Yamaha’s V-series high-end professional clarinets. The barrel helps to create a focused tone rarely heard from student instruments while the bell acts as a particularly effective resonance chamber, adding tonal depth and improving projection.

An adjustable thumb rest on the back of the clarinet accommodates all hand sizes and includes a ring to which an additional strap (not included) can be attached. This helps young players support the weight of the instrument and can alleviate tension in the arms caused by long practice sessions.

Each clarinet comes as a complete outfit with a 4C mouthpiece, silver-plated ligature, mouthpiece cap, strength 3 reed, polishing cloth and pull through, and cork grease, all contained in a canvas covered moulded case with detachable shoulder strap.

More info

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


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