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Home > Woodwinds > Clarinets > Bb Clarinets > Intermediate Bb Clarinets > Yamaha YCL-450 Series Intermediate Clarinet

Intermediate Bb Clarinets

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Item #: 483872 642
Mfg #: YCL-450N

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Product Overview

The bridge between an introductory clarinet and a professional instrument.

  • Key of Bb
    65mm barrel
    Grenadilla body, barrel, and bell
    nickel-silver and bell ring
    Hard rubber mouthpiece
    YAC-1315 case
Product Details

Yamaha YCL-450 Series Intermediate Clarinet

With its intermediate line, Yamaha seeks to provide the diligent, promising student with an instrument that will likely be the "last stop" before he or she takes a deep breath and purchases an investment-grade instrument. So it is with the Yamaha YCL-450.

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.

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. Additionally, the YCL-450's 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 is keywork that is exceptionally durable and contoured to the best possible ergonomic shape.

Yamaha intermediate model instruments set themselves apart 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.

So here it is. You've been practicing. You've been studying. You've been listening to your instructors. You have talent. And here is your reward. The Yamaha YCL-450. You deserve this.

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21 out of 23 People found this review helpful

A great Clarinet, one of the best I've used

By Tria from Tucker,GA on 3/19/2011 8:58:56 PM

I definately suggest this clarinet for musicians who know how to play, and love to play. Initially, I bought this clarinet for my neice, but when she already purchased the same one for herself, i kept it for myself! I have to say, I'm imensly satisfied! I've been playing since 8th grade, and kept playing on and off ever since. The Clarinet keeps relatively in tune, and matches the pitch with the instrumental group i play with. Cleaning and maintaining is easy. The quality of the actual instrument and the sound it makes is great. I suggest this to musicians who know how to play, because it might not be the best for begginers, or students. It is however, great for avid musicians!

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