Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to that of the V Series, the YCL-450 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.
Yamaha Intermediate Clarinets feature a grenadilla body, barrel and bell. These models feature a bell and barrel vertically integrated from the popular Yamaha V-Series models. Undercut tone holes provide accurate intonation and responsive playing. Durable features include power-forged keys and blue-steel springs which stand up to years of use, and an innovative design prevents jamming or breaking of the bridge keys.
New 65mm barrel
The YCL-450N intermediate model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamahas 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.
New bell design
Nothing can be more frustrating than a soft sounding, out of tune instrument. A New resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-450N aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence.
"Blue" steel spring material
Intermediate instruments need to feel different than student model instruments. Part of making the YCL-450N "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.
Sculptured, nickel-plated keys
The nickel-plated keys provide a more clear and focused tone. Also, the nickel-plated keys of the YCL-450N provide a good alternative for people who have an allergic reaction to silver-plating. In order to make the keys to the appropriate strength level, a technique called power forging is used. The results of this hi-tech process are keys that are exceptionally durable and contoured to the best possible ergonomic shape.
Straight tone holes with tapered undercut
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-450N play like a pro-model instrument.
- Level : Intermediate
- Key : Bb
- Fingering : Boehm
- Key System : 17 keys, 6 rings
- Barrel Length : 65mm
- Body Material : Grenadilla
- Barrel Material : Grenadilla
- Bell Material : Grenadilla
- Key Material : Nickel silver
- Plating : Nickel
- Bore : Machined
- Tone Holes : Straight inset type with tapered undercut
- Thumb Rest : Fixed
- Mouthpiece : Yamaha 4C
- Mouthpiece Cap : Plastic
- Ligature : Nickel-plated
- Spring Type : Blue steel needle
- Pad Type : Lucien deluxe double skin
- Posts : Threaded
- Case : CLC-250