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The Yamaha YCL-450M Bb clarinet is suitable for both the advancing student looking for an clarinet that can complete the grades or the new starter looking for a responsive instrument to learn on.
Our guide to buying your first clarinet will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a clarinet.
- Yamaha clarinets have achieved sound quality and superb intonation by dramatically improving precision and stability. Also to cope with various quality issues inherent in wooden instruments. Duet+ models employ innovative techniques to form a protective layer next to the air column. The combination of precious wood and state-of-the-art resin is not simply a “Duet” of tradition and technology – it’s a “Plus” advantage indeed
- This innovative technology, which premiered with our oboes, has been brought to the clarinet after extensive engineering specific to the instrument. The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone-holes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is injected into the cavity, instantly forming the inner shape of a clarinet. It is designed to preserve as much virtue of traditional clarinets as possible, while its natural appearance is hardly distinguishable from conventional all-wooden models
- A new register vent tube shape improves pronunciation in the second register. Whereas the YCL-450 needs sufficient air pressure for good response, the YCL-450M offers great response, even with low air pressure, making it easy to play even for children
- A new adjustable thumb-rest accommodates different sized hands helping the player develop proper playing technique. In addition, a strap ring allows for the instrument to be held without extra effort. Firmer screws and a silver soldered ring give this new feature excellent durability
The Yamaha 450M is supplied in a fabric covered case with a side storage pocket and shoulder strap. A user friendly Yamaha 4C mouthpiece is included along with a mouthpiece cap and ligature, polishing cloth, cleaning swab, reed and cork grease.
About the maker
Yamaha is a leading player in the musical instrument industry. Yamaha instruments are renowned for their exceptional build quality, reliability and manufacturing precision and consistency. Many players choose Yamaha as they are a widely respected and trusted brand.
- Model: YCL-450M Duet+
- Key: Bb
- Material: Grenadilla
- Keywork: Silver Plated
- Machanism: Full Keywork
- Finish: Black
- Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C
- Lyre Box: No
- Warranty: 2 Years