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A near mint condition Yamaha 450 clarinet, which is offered for sale due to the current owner having recently purchased a professional model clarinet from Clarinets Direct. The instrument has had only one careful adult owner from new. The only reason that the instrument is not described as "mint" is that the pads are all not brand new, however these pads show only slight signs of use. The Silver plated keywork and wood are both pristine. The serial numbers are 131560. 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 supplied m'piece is an unused Yamaha 4C, and the original instruction manual is also included. The original case is in very good condition.