The Yamaha YCL650 clarinet is an excellent alternative for those who are serious about performance, sound and reliability. This is the model to choose, if you are counting your pennies and not wanting to spend a fortune. With the specifications being very close to those of the Custom SEV model regarding the bell, barrel, toneholes and other features, it is no wonder it produces a warm sound that is round and deeply resonant.
The body of the YCL650 is made from carefully selected and seasoned Grenadilla wood. While an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing goes into the manufacturing to create this wonderful clarinet. Furthermore the YCL650 features tapered toneholes, which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. In addition it also features beautifully sculpted keys, with its touch regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.
The YCL650 clarinet also features a 65mm barrel design. This consequently produces a focused tone and quick response. In addition a new resonance chamber in the bell aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence. Clarinetists looking for an instrument to maximize their performance will find it right here.
What we say about the YCL650:
With the enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing going into the manufacturing, it really does make the YCL650 a beautiful wooden clarinet. It Produces a warm sound that is both round and deeply resonant. While the beautifully sculpted keys, so perfectly balanced, make it a real joy to play. It is hard to believe that you are not playing on a much more expensive instrument. This clarinet will take you through all the grades and is even good enough to play in school bands or some orchestral shows.