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Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet  

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The Yamaha YCL-650U is a professional model Bb clarinet that produces a consistent tone and precise intonation. The YCL650U features a grenadilla woo...Read More

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For advancing young players.

The Yamaha YCL-650U is a professional model Bb clarinet that produces a consistent tone and precise intonation. The YCL650U features a grenadilla wood body with silver-plated key work. Its cylindrical bore design makes it extremely free blowing and teacher and student alike will enjoy the ease with which this clarinet tunes. The natural finish makes for a clarinet that looks as pleasing as it sounds! Complete with Yamaha 4C clarinet mouthpiece, case and Yamaha care accessories. Key of Bb. 4CM hard rubber mouthpiece. Includes CLC-30 case and mouthpiece.All Yamaha wind instruments come with a limited 5-year warranty.


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YamahaYCL-650 Bb Clarinet
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Quality craftsmanship (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Warm tone (4)

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    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Finely crafted warm and rich sounding!

      By Vann

      from Portland Oregon

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      Pros

      • Adjustable Key Rest
      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • Pricey But Well Worth It

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • For The Meticulous Artist
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

      This is a wood product with a very rich warm tone. Comes with a reed (kind of Hard but will mellow after playing) hard case, cork grease, a cleaning cloth and even a soft case that has a zipper for music and assessories. Key action is fantastic and pads seat consistently. This clarinet is to be played for only 1/2 hour at a time for the first two weeks...presumably for the wood as the moisture and temparature elevating to quickly could crack the instrument.

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      5.0

      Great Instrument

      By Owen

      from Huntsville, AL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

        We needed an upgrade that would make it through high school and college and this is what my son's instructor suggested. He noticed a difference right away from his student clarinet. His instructor wants one for herself!

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        5.0

        After 50 years without a clarinet --

        By Mema

        from Choctaw, OK

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        Pros

        • Easy Assembly
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enjoy Music With Family
          • For Older Player

          Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

          Encouraging response to first attempts to play after fifty years. Has helped with respiratory issue -- great, fun therapy!

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          5.0

          Sweet high notes

          By Pianist

          from Portland, ME

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School Bands
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

            A beautiful and rich sounding instrument. This clarinet was purchased to be played in a symphony orchestra by an advancing student. It was ready to play out of the box.

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            5.0

            Excellent Instrument

            By Mature7

            from Lincolnwood, IL

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

              Excellent instrument for a mature musician starting over after a number of years.

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very solid choice to move up to...

              By Thomas Rose

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet:

              My son has been playing the YCL-650 for 3 years (he just completed his Sophomore year in high school). The progress he's made has been amazing (he made his all-state band this year). The tone on this horn is deep and rich. It's a pretty good alternative to moving all the way up to the professional-level horns other manufacturers make (that cost about twice as much).

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