Yamaha YCL 450S Bb Clarinet

The Yamaha YCL 450S Bb Clarinet is an intermediate model perfect for the intermediate clarinetist looking for an upgrade. This clarinet, the first wooden option in the Yamaha range. It has a grenadilla wood body the same material their professional clarinets are made from, this in combination with a slightly more open bore design from the YCL 255S allows a warmer more powerful sound. This free blowing clarinet has silver plated key work and incorporates a similar bell and barrel design from the professional custom range, straight tone hole design with a tapered undercut for comfortable and responsive playing. A new resonance chamber  in the bell aides projection and improves intonation in the lower register.

Supplied with a CL4C mouthpiece, silver plated ligature and mouthpiece cap, all within a lightweight gig bag style case to keep the instrument protected and allow storage for all your accessories; the clarinet includes all you need to get started.

The Yamaha YCL 450S Bb Clarinet is part of the ‘Intermediate Series’ and comes with a newly improved barrel and bell design similar to that of the V Series. The new bell design enables the player to produce sounds with greater projection and more even intonation control in combination with the enhanced barrel design, allowing for more flexibility and tonal focus, especially in the lower register.

  • Yamaha Mouthpiece
  • Boehm System
  • Grenadilla Body
  • Silver plated keys
  • Keys - 17 Keys, 6 Rings
  • Key: Bb
  • Barrel length - 65mm
  • Fixed Thumb-rest
  • Silver-plated ligature and mouthpiece cap
  • Mouthpiece CL4C
  • Straight tone holes with tapered undercut

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


About Yamaha

Established in 1887, 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 its 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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