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.
New 65mm barrel
The YCL-650 professional model clarinet features a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking for the tools necessary to maximize their performance will do just that with this clarinet.
New bell design
A new resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-650 aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence.
A great sounding clarinet should also win the swimsuit competition when it comes to looks, and the YCL-650 certainly does. A unique, natural finish accompanies this great sounding instrument bound to capture any audiences' attention.
Adjustable thumb rest
Since there are so many different sizes and shapes of hands, it only makes sense that there ought to be some type of adjustment for different hand positions. An adjustable thumb rest is designed for player comfort while needle springs provide faster key action.
- Key of Bb
- Fingering: Boehm
- Key System: 17 keys, 6 rings
- Barrel Length: 65 mm
- Body Material: Grenadilla
- Barrel Material: Grenadilla
- Bell Material: Grenadilla
- Key Material: Nickel Silver
- Plating: Silver
- Bore: Machined
- Tone Holes: Tapered inset type with tapered undercut
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable
- Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4CM Hard rubber
- Mouthpiece Cap: Silver-Plated
- Ligature: Silver-Plated
- Spring: Type Blue steel needle
- Pad Type: Lucien deluxe double skin
- Posts: Threaded
Yamaha products are made using lead-free solder. After years of study, Yamaha has discovered a new solder which is not only better for the environment but actually adds harmonic breadth to the sound.