Dramatically improve your precision and stability. Constructed using Yamaha's proprietary design, the YCL450M Duet+ is manufactured using traditional grenadilla combined with ABS resin. Not only does this improve the durability of the clarinet, but also produces an open sound with an excellent mid-range.
Suitable for advancing musicians looking to step up onto a great quality instrument, the Duet+ will carry any clarinet player to musical excellence. The adjustable thumb-rest can accommodate almost all hand sizes. This is a great advantage for student players as it enables them to comfortably develop a proper technique.
For an added touch of luxury, the YCL450M features silver-plated keys, bell ring, ligature, and cap. Included with the clarinet is a lightweight carry case and a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece so you can start practising straight away
Please note that wooden instruments are affected by humidity and temperature and as a result, the wood may expand and contract which would affect joints such as the tenons and bell rings. If you do experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.
Product Ref: 35051
The Yamaha Duet+ YCL450M Bb clarinet employs innovative techniques to form a protective layer next to the air column. During the early stages of construction, the upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone-holes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is then injected into the bore to form an inner protective sleeve. Duet+ instrument are designed to preserve as many characteristics as traditional clarinets as possible, while not impacting the natural appearance.
All of the tone holes (except metal octave vents) are moulded at the same time as the bore. By reinforcing the tone holes with ABS resin vastly improves the life of the clarinet, and even makes servicing the instrument easier than ever. One of the most vulnerable parts of a clarinet is the upper joint tenon as they can often expand. Because of this, Yamaha has formed the tenon as an extension of the resin bore, ensuring a smooth connection, even under moist conditions.
The Yamaha YCL450M is one of the best options for the advancing clarinet player. Yamaha a redesigned the barrel on the YCL450M to improve intonation and projection. The new design of the barrel has also enhanced the response, tonal focus, and flexibility of the clarinet.
The Yamaha YCL450M clarinet features a new vent tube design to improve the stability and note production of the second octave. Offering a great response, even with low air pressure, this new design enables children to play smoothly easily. Also new to the design is an adjustable thumb rest and strap ring which accommodates most hands sizes. This is a great advantage for student players as it helps them to adopt a proper playing technique. As players grow they can adjust this rest to suit their needs.
Included with the Yamaha YCL450M clarinet is a lightweight moulded case. This case offers tough protection for your instrument to ensure it stays in the best possible condition. The case features a large exterior pocket for holding all of your music, and has an adjustable shoulder strap and backpack straps for easy transportation between musical events.
Also included with the Yamaha YCL450M is a 4C mouthpiece. Made from high-quality phenol resin, the 4C features a design inspired by the Yamaha Custom series. The 4C offers consistent playing technique and is recommended by teachers as a suitable upgrade for avid students. The facing of this series is shorter than the custom series which makes it easier for beginners to play, and is capable of achieving rich characteristic sounds.