The Yamaha YCL450M clarinet is an incredibly well designed instrument. Featuring Yamaha's unique “Duet+” treatment applied to the instrument bore, the YCL450M's design is more durable and less susceptible to the negative effects of humidity and temperature.
The 650 is an excellent choice for those who are serious about their clarinet performance but need to watch their budget. The specifications of its bell, barrel, toneholes and other features are very close to those of the Custom SEV model, so its sound is warm, round, and deeply resonant. Made of carefully select and seasoned Grenadilla wood and boasting an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing, the 650 features tapered toneholes which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. It also features beautifully sculpted keys whose touch has been regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.