Precisely balanced and light to touch, Yamaha Bb Clarinets permit you to effortlessly create the tonal colours you desire - to forget about the technical aspects of your performance and concentrate on pure musicality. Yamaha Clarinets Always Evolving - Yamaha has unique resources which just aren’t available to any other instrument makers. One of these is an R&D network with full-time staff stationed around the world. These designers are in constant contact with many of the world’s greatest musicians, who share their talent, experience and dreams with us. It is those artists who inspire Yamaha designers and craftspeople to keep reaching higher and higher. Together they have formed a team which continually challenges the traditional limits in clarinet design. Working together they have succeeded in creating a completely new standard of clarinet excellence. When designing the YCL450 Series, we conceived it as an instrument that a player just starting out, would want to continue playing well into the future. These are all Grenadilla instruments designed with the know-how gained through years of experience crafting professional level instruments.
Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to that of the V Series, the YCL450N 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.
Also to cope with various quality issues inherent in wooden instruments Duet+ (such as the 450M) 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.
||17 keys, 6rings
||Adjustable with Strap Ring
||Straight tone holes with tapered undercut
||Grenadilla insert injected ABS resin (upper joint) (Duet)
||Silver-plated nickel silver