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Yamaha YCL-SE Artist Model Bb Clarinet

  • Our Price
  • $5,999.99
  • Regular price MSRP: $8,990.00


Get The Flagship Clarinet Of A Professionally Trusted Brand With The Yamaha YCL-SE Artist Model Bb Clarinet

The most refined Yamaha technology and craftsmanship have been applied in creating a flagship clarinet that answers the needs of top artists worldwide: the YCL-SE Artist Model. Retaining the fundamental SE Series concept of warm, richly expressive tone, critical elements such as the bell and tone holes have been redesigned with innovative features garnered from development of the CSGIII for a sublime combination of precise pitch and expressive freedom.


A pink gold plated initial plate engraved with an "A" standing for "Artist Model" adds a distinctive touch to this fine instrument.


To allow artists to concentrate more fully on the performance, a refined mechanism enhances playability for compositions that demand difficult fingerings or pitches.

  • A: Original Yamaha Low Register Compensation System. An original Yamaha low register compensation system effectively solves the problem of low F and E pitch in the low register. Furthermore, no keys extend below the lower joint leaving the bell clean and streamlined.
  • B: Left-hand Eb Lever Included. Equipped with a highly-reliable Eb lever as standard, together with a newly implemented lifting-up key system for smoother key action.
  • C: Left-hand F/C Key Linkage. An adjustment screw added to the left-hand F/C key linkage mechanism makes it possible to achieve smooth operation for every player.


The key posts, joint rings and thumb tubes are plated in elegant pink gold. This not only enhances appearance, but adds to the instrument's delicate tonality as well.


New bell and barrel designs contribute to heightened resonance. Optimized resistance and breath flow help to produce a denser tone.


Raised tone holes are used for the D/A notes, providing better projection as well as improved tonal quality.


A dedicated case and case cover provide maximum protection and portability.

  • Key: Bb
  • Fingering System: Boehm, 18 Keys, 6 Rings
  • Barrel Length: 65mm, 66mm
  • Toneholes: Tapered Tone Holes With Hand-Tapered Undercut
  • Thumb-Rest: Adjustable
  • Body Material: Grenadilla
  • Key Material: Silver-Plated Nickel Silver (Key Posts, Joint Rings And Thumb Tubes: Pink Gold Plated)
  • Mouthpiece: 4cm
  • Case: Included

Manufacturer: Yamaha
SKU: I583782-N-1-WHXB
UPC: 086792998794

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