Yamaha YCL-450M Bb clarinet

The Yamaha YCL-450M Bb clarinet is constructed from grenadilla wood. The special part of this clarinet is that the top joint is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and the tone holes allowing thermoplastic ABS resin to be injected into the cavity forming the inner shape of the clarinet. This forms a protective layer against the wooden material whilst retaining around 90 % of the original wood of the clarinet. This ensures the sound quality is comparable to the traditional 450 model, but gives the security of a resin clarinet when in variable climates and humidity's. This instrument will be especially good for musicians who play outside or travel on regular occasions.

The 450M model includes a new register vent tube shape on the octave key. This improves the response in the upper registers; even with low air pressures making it easier for the younger player to play the entire range of the clarinet. The clarinet comes with a newly designed ergonomic thumb rest with strap ring, making this clarinet easily adjusted to suit different sized hands and allowing it to be held without any extra effort.

Yamaha continue to strive to maintain their renowned history of reliability, quality and artistic excellence in instrument manufacture. Their instruments are well built and enable players to create the sound they want through responsive instruments that have excellent projection and even intonation. Named after Torakusu Yamaha they have been creating instruments for over 30 years and will continue to produce instruments for musicians at the heart of their deign decisions.

  • Duet+ Intermediate Series Bb Clarinet
  • Key: Bb
  • 65 mm barrel
  • Grenadilla insert injected with thermoplastic ABS resin (upper joint) body
  • Silver-plated keys.
  • Newly designed adjustable thumb-rest and strap ring

This instrument is made of a CITES Appendix II listed material. To see what this means for you click here.

About Yamaha

Established in 1987, and named after Torakusu Yamaha, the ever popular brand, 'Yamaha' have had a renowned history of quality, reliability and artistic excellence in the field of instrument making. Yamaha instruments are durable and well built, enabling players to create attractive and responsive sounds, excellent projection and even intonation. Yamaha have a vast range of instruments to their name from beginner to professional models, it is through their design processes that they continue to develop, evolving to suit the musicians needs incorporating different technologies in order to stay at the forefront of instrument making.

1. On arrival, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & adjusted in-store. This is essential as every instrument requires some attention after it’s long journey from the factory.

2. Once sold, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & regulated for a second time as the set-up can be affected by the new materials expanding & contracting according to environmental conditions.

3. New instruments purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE check over and adjustment.

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