An excellent professional level clarinet with fast response and great intonation. A very clean warm tone, with hand crafted parts and hand finished.
With Yamaha's legendary build quality, the YCL650 is a beautiful instrument made of unstained grenadilla wood for a unique look and a sound that is warm, round and deeply resonant. Mostly handcrafted and finished, it features beautifully sculpted keys with a fast and responsive action and undercutting to the tone holes.
The tone itself is nicely balanced between dark and bright with lots of clarity and the tuning is excellent but the very best thing about this clarinet is the price - a superb instrument for the money, ideally suited for the dedicated amateur or the casual pro - and many experienced players will find it has all they need.
An alternative to the Buffet E13.
The 650 is an excellent alternative for those who are serious about their clarinet performance but need to watch their budget. The specifications of its bell, barrel, toneholes and other features are very close to those of the Custom SEV model, so its sound is warm, round, and deeply resonant. Made of carefully select and seasoned Grenadilla wood and boasting an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing, the 650 features tapered toneholes which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. It also features beautifully sculpted keys whose touch has been regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.
Barrel length: 65mm
Thumb rest: Adjustable
Body: Unstained African blackwood (grenadilla) with tapered tone holes, tapered undercut
Rings: 6 in silver plated nickel
Accessories: Moulded case, CL4C mouthpiece, reed, cork grease and polishing cloth.