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YAMAHA SE CUSTOM Bb CLARINET, £1175
A good condition Yamaha SE CUSTOM clarinet,
which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct.
Bought new from Howarths in 1993, this instrument has been played professionally by a leading jazz clarinettist,
his No. 1 instrument for the last twenty years. It has been played in
Ronnie Scott's, UK and European Jazz Clubs, The Lincoln Center NYC, BBC Proms (John Wilson Orchestra),
albums, sessions etc. It demonstrates a beautiful lively sound, with
excellent intonation and easy response, even in the highest register
It is received wisdom within the music industry that when Yamaha launch a new product,
they will have made every conceivable effort to outdo their competitors,
at a considerably cheaper price to the customer.
So it was in the mid 1990's, when Yamaha
began manufacture of the Custom CS-V and SE range.
The SE features different tapers to the bore, both top and bottom,
and the SE has slightly wider tonehole sizes, than the CS, resulting in a warmer, rounder sound with excellent resonance.
In other words; this model was Yamaha's direct competitor to the RC Prestige, where as the CS, competed with the R13 Prestige.