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Yamaha YCL450NM Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys and Molded Barrel

An intermediate clarinet with added durability designed to make the transition up from a student model easy and enjoyable!


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MSRP: Old Price $2,050.00 Discounted Price $1,504.99 Save : $545.01 (27%)
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MSRP: Old Price $2,050.00 Discounted Price $1,504.99 Save : $545.01 (27%)
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This intermediate clarinet offers a professional sound and an easy response, making it ideal for students ready to move up to a wooden instrument. This clarinet is constructed from Grenadilla wood and it features nickel-plated keys with double skin pads for excellent durability. Blue steel springs create a quick, light action and feel, and straight tone holes with a tapered undercut allows for outstanding intonation. Combining features from their professional clarinets with the YCL450, Yamaha uses a 65mm barrel design for this clarinet that provides a focused tone and improves intonation.  

Yamaha uses patented technology to provide the YCL-450NM with an upper joint designed to resist cracking and preserve as much as 90% of the wooden portion. Students no longer need to fear bringing an all-wooden instrument onto the marching band field with this intermediate clarinet! First, the upper joint is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone holes, then ABS Resin is injection-molded into the inner bore, instantly forming the inner shape. The rest of the instrument is all Grenadilla, leaving the natural appearance of the clarinet and allowing for the warm, wooden clarinet tone.

  • ABS Resin injection-molded into the upper joint's inner bore for superb durability
  • New 65mm barrel produces focused tone and excellent intonation
  • Blue steel springs provide smooth, quick action
  • Nickel-plated keys, double skin pads
  • Straight tone holes with tapered undercut allows for outstanding intonation and response
  • Includes case, mouthpiece, cap, ligature, and swab

Get your Yamaha YCL-450NM Clarinet from Sam Ash Direct today at not only the guaranteed lowest price, but also with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy!

Things You Will Get:

  • YCL450NM Clarinet
  • Hard Shell Case
  • 4C Plastic Mouthpiece
  • Cap and Ligature
  • Linen Swab

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The clarinet was exactly as advertised by Sam Ash. While it was a "used" instrument, it was clear that Sam Ash took extra care to re-package the instrument - - so much so that it was a "like-new" experience for me. It was my first time buying from Sam Ash, but it won't be my last.



YCL450NM Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys and Molded Barrel

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Series Intermediate Clarinet
Model YCL-450NM
Warranty Info:

YCL450NM Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys and Molded Barrel

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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