The Yamaha YCLCSGIII is a total reinvention of the clarinet. Yamaha re-evaluated and re-analysed every single specification of their clarinet design in order to improve the tone, expressiveness, and comfort of this instrument. By combining their proven ability to innovate with their vast experience in classical woodwind instrument-making, Yamaha have produced a clarinet with a beautiful sound, effortless responsiveness, and endless playability.
A number of improved features - including a highly reliable Eb lever, optimally set-up pads, and a new, slightly plumper barrel design - have succeeded in increasing the dynamic range, and therefore the freedom of expression available to the performer. Premium seasoned Grenadilla body construction gives the YCL-CSGIII a versatile, classic sound, whilst the silver-plated keyworks boast an effortlessly smooth action. This is a masterclass in instrument design, resulting in a truly professional standard of clarinet.
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 slightly plump shape of the barrel in the CSGIII gives a refined, resonant tone, whilst the thicker walls of the bell allow for fantastic presence and a deeper sound. The projection and stability at high volumes offered by these design choices make the YCL-CSGIII ideal for use both in ensembles and as a solo instrument, due to its excellent dynamic range and massive flexibility in tone.
A seasoned Grenadilla wood body offers a vintage tone and feeling, whilst hand-sculpted undercut toneholes allow for unmatched intonation. Action pads made of cork and leather are optimally set-up to maximise on their tonal quality, touch, and functionality. This instrument also features a highly reliable Eb lever, implemented with a new lifting-up key system which allows for a much smoother playing action.
The 'G' in CSGIII denotes the German stylings that are present in the design of this instrument. These include a shorter barrel, a ring-less bell and an overall milder and softer tone colour. This instrument also features a low E/F correction key, which compensates intonation issues in the lower register. It prevents any keys from extending below the bottom-most joint of the instrument, leaving the bell clean and streamlined. The result is a truly standout, unique looking clarinet, featuring a German aesthetic alongside a traditional Boehm style fingering system.
The YCL-CSGIII comes with a custom Yamaha ebonite 5CM mouthpiece, as well as a silver-plated ligature and mouthpiece cap. A 54mm and 55mm barrel are included for tuning versatility in ensemble settings, as well as a high-quality Yamaha clarinet case with cover. The professional standard case is durable, highly portable, and perfectly suited for carry-on luggage - making it perfect for the musician on the move.