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A very good condition professional Yamaha YCL 62 Bb clarinet, which has just been taaken in part exchange. 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 considerabily cheaper price to the customer. So it was in the 1970's, when Yamaha made their first serious foray into top of the range professional clarinets. The wood was computer controlled, kiln dried, to assist in avoiding cracking, the silver plate, and key work, was of considerably better quality than Buffet. Many players found the ease with which these instruments responded completely won them over. The clarinet model YCL62 was a professional instrument, which superceeded the YCL 61, in the late 1970's.
The instrument has no cracks or damage to the wood, which is finest aged, unstained, Grenadilla. The Silver plated key work is also excelent throughout, with no wear. The instrument was overhauled prior to trade in, with any worn pads replaced. All touch and tenon corks are good. There is no joint wobble. The barrel is not original to the instrument, it is a Selmer of 64.5mm and tunes the clarinet well. The serial nos. are 003109. The m'piece is an ebonite Buffet C in good condition, as is the Yamaha hard shell case.