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Yamaha YCL-CSGIII Custom Bb Clarinet

Code: 101639

YCL-CSGlll is the culmination of years of development by Yamaha. Assisted by top UK professional Michael Collins and other European Yamaha artists this new model oozes quality and is meticulously produced to the highest standards.

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Our price £2,340.00 exc. VAT

RRP: £3,177.50

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Product details

Suitable for

Setting a new benchmark for professional clarinet models, the Yamaha YCL-CSGIII range offers you an incredible tone and detailed, responsive playability.  The Yamaha CSGIII is designed to meet and exceed your requirements as a professional clarinetists.

Unique benefits

Yamaha re-analysed and re-evaluated literally every single design component and specification. From this, Yamaha created a new bell and barrel offering a tone of breath taking richness and depth. The sound is warm yet has a clear focused centre surrounded by a wealth of overtones, resulting in extraordinary beauty and expression.


  • Bell and Barrel: Slightly plump barrel and thick-walled bell produce a deep tone with rich resonance.
  • Improved key shape with Yamaha original silver-plating: Ergonomically-designed new key shape offers comfortable and natural key touch. Yamaha-original silver-plating is applied on them, allowing a focused and centred sound.
  • New Eb lever: A newly shaped Eb lever is adopted as a standard, along which the entire mechanism is totally re-designed as well.
  • Pads made of cork and leather: Cork pads and leather pads are optimally placed to maximize on their tonal quality, touch and functionality.
  • New toneholes: New toneholes maximize superior tone quality, even intonation and a uniformed response throughout the full range of the instrument.


Supplied with

The Yamaha CSGIII is supplied in a hard case with a case cover and shoulder strap for ease of transportation. A Yamaha 5CM mouthpiece, cap, ligature and reed are also included along with cleaning materials such as a cleaning swab and polishing cloth.

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-CSGIII
  • Key: Bb
  • Material: Grenadilla
  • Keywork: Silver Plated
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Black
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha 5CM
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Customer Reviews

1 Review

  • A fine clarinet

    By: ,

    My new CS-G is the first time I have changed my clarinet in over 30 years (previous model was B & H 926). I bought it from John Packer and was able to compare it with a good number of other pro models. Other ones I considered were a Buffet RC and one of the Selmers, but the CS-G had the greatest depth of tone to my ear and a level of projection that I have never managed on any other instrument. I had been looking for a new clarinet for a year or so and was surprised by my eventual choice, but fellow musicians confirmed my feeling that this was the right instrument. I used it in a chamber music concert in the week I bought it and swapped to it from my old instrument with very little difficulty. I still need to orientate myself a bit more regarding intonation etc, but my initial feeling is that playing it is a very secure experience - no high notes that you are not sure quite where they are or any notes that feel uncentered. The middle D is not sharp like on many clarinets and you can get a really solid sound in the lower register. It sings in the upper register and you can get real accuracy with the articulation in say, a Mozart piece, where clarity is everything. If you want a clarinet that gives you a real English sound I am not sure this is it, but I am happy to try something different to what I am used to, and so far I love it. And although it is not like a 926 or 10-10, I can still get a lovely rich and sweet sound on it. Projection is excellent, intonation is secure and the supplied mouthpiece is very good; I might even swap to it from my trusted Vandoren B40. It comes with a standard and a short barrel, so tuning to the Europeans (A = 443) is perfectly possible. Both barrels seem to work very well. If I have a criticism it would be that the keywork is a little noisy on the lower joint - the pads really seem to hit the body very hard and the fact that the left hand little finger keys are pinned permanently to the right hand keys makes for added and (in my view) unnecessary key movement. However, this is a minor point and one which might be addressed on later models. If you have played on a Buffet you would be used to that anyway. Whether you agree with me on the only con I can find or not, there is no doubt that this a great clarinet.


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