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A good condition Yamaha 450 clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The current owner has just traded up to a Yamaha CSG Custom model, and this instrument has taken him up to Grade 8 Ass Bd. The instrument has been down to our workshop for a thorough check up, and re-pad as necessary. Those pads that were most used have been replaced, the clarinet shouldl be maintenance free for at least 6 months. The Silver plated keywork shows some slight tarnishing, mainly to the long barrels, but there is no wear. The wood throughout is in excellent condition. The Yamaha 450 is the top selling rival to the Buffet E11. It has a couple of major advantages over its Buffet rival: 1. The wood tends to give less trouble than the E11, which indeed, has developed such a poor reputation in this regard, that the Buffet E11 "France" is now a deleted model in the Buffet range, and has been re-badged E12. Yamaha quality control and build quality are exemplary, and these instruments are easy to live with and perfect for the advancing student. 2. The instrument has a "voicing" groove in the bell, in common with the more expensive models in the Yamaha range and also the Buffet Prestige RC. The serial nos. are 134493. The supplied m'piece is an upgrade to a new Yamaha Custom 5M. The original case is in very good condition.