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Yamaha 4C or 4CM: what's the difference?


They sound similar, but are different prices. We explain the differences and which will be most appropriate for you...

Yamaha 4C Clarinet Mouthpiece e

The Yamaha 4C mouthpiece belongs to Yamaha's Standard Series, which is a range designed for students.This mouthpiece (which is available for the full range of clarinets and saxophones) is made of high quality phenol resin (plastic). 

These mouthpieces have been the best-selling for years, because they are are extremely consistent and offer excellent value. Along with the material, the 4C is different to the 4CM in its design; the facing of the mouthpiece is slightly shorter than the Custom Series, which makes them easier to blow- exactly what you need when starting out.

Yamaha Custom Clarinet Mouthpiece e

The Custom Series of mouthpieces are designed for advancing students. These mouthpiece are made from ebonite, which has different properties to plastic. This denser material gives a richer tone and allows for more flexibility in tonal colour.


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