The Yamaha 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yamaha YCL-450 Features
- in Bb
- Grenadilla wood body material for optimal tone quality and
- Intermediate Model
- Natural finish
- Pisoni pads
- Soft-sided case