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Yamaha Intermediate Clarinet

Item #: YCL450
Price: $1,546.99
 
Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to that of the V Series, the YCL-450 offers a surprisingly 'professional' sound with an easy response. The new bell design gives improved intonation and projection, especially in the all-important lower register, while the new barrel enhances the 450's response, flexibility and tonal focus.
New 65mm barrel The YCL-450 intermediate model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamaha's professional and custom clarinets. One of these features is a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking to "step-up" their performance will do just that with this instrument.
New bell design Nothing can be more frustrating than a soft sounding, out of tune instrument. A new resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-450 aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence.
"Blue" steel springs Intermediate instruments need to feel different than student model instruments. Part of making the YCL-450 "feel" better is the upgrade in spring material. Blue steel springs give the keys a lighter touch and feel while producing a smooth, quick action.
Sculptured, silver-plated keys The silver-plated keys provide not only an enhanced appearance, but also a wonderful feel for the players. In order to make the keys to the appropriate strength level, a technique called power forging is used. The result of this hi-tech process are keys that are exceptionally durable and contoured to the best possible ergonomic shape.
Straight tone holes with tapered undercut Yamaha intermediate model instruments set themselves aside with their use of professional materials and features. Straight tone holes with tapered undercuts provide outstanding intonation and response making the YCL-450 play like a pro model instrument.

 

Level Intermediate
Key of Bb
Fingering Boehm
Key System 17 keys, 6 rings
Barrel Length 65 mm
Body Material Grenadilla
Barrel Material Grenadilla
Bell Material Grenadilla
Key Material Nickel Silver
Plating Silver
Bore Machined
Tone Holes Straight inset type with tapered undercut
Thumb Rest Fixed
Mouthpiece Yamaha 4C
Mouthpiece Cap Silver
Ligature Silver-plated
Spring Type Blue Steel Needle
Pad Type Lucien deluxe double skin
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