The Yamaha YCL681II Eb Clarinet is a professional quality soprano clarinet for the discerning musician. Perfect for the advanced student or professional clarinettist, this is a premium option for a first or doubling instrument. With a body made from carefully selected Grenadilla wood, this instrument delivers a rich, precise tone, whilst the silver-plated keyworks boast effortlessly smooth action and endless playability. The 17-key Boehm system is optimally set up to allow for rapid, fluid responsiveness, and the thickened key plating offers extreme stability at high volumes.
Yamaha's handcrafted professional models are a demonstration of their instrument-building pedigree. In the YCL-681II, each tone hole undercut is individually shaped, and the insets are then hand adjusted - for a beautifully balanced, remarkably responsive instrument. Bladder pads are used, giving the instrument a delicate touch and excellent sealing, which allows for a wide dynamic range with highly expressive capabilities throughout. Built with an emphasis on quality, you'll be able to see why this clarinet can be found in many of the world's finest orchestras.
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.
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The design of the YCL-681II represents Yamaha's finest level of craftsmanship. This top-of-the-line soprano clarinet is made from traditional materials, giving it an authentic, classic tone. The body is hewn from carefully selected, seasoned Grenadilla wood, with individually shaped undercut toneholes. This delivers an inimitable, full, rich timbre, with perfect intonation. The traditional design of the barrel and bell shapes give the instrument a perfectly balanced response, with excellent presence, and a controlled, focused sound.
A rich, stable, and luxurious tone is created by Yamaha's use of thicker key plating and durable bladder pads. The thick plating allows the clarinet highly expressive capabilities, all throughout the wide dynamic range of the instrument, and especially when playing at fortissimo dynamics. Meanwhile, the bladder pads deliver a rich tonal quality, and their expert set up gives players a buttery smooth action, and a completely buzz-free playing experience.
The YCL-681II comes with a custom Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, as well as a silver-plated ligature and mouthpiece cap. A high-quality Yamaha clarinet case is also included. This professional quality case is durable, highly portable, and ideally suited for carry-on luggage - making it perfect for the musician on the move.