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PAIR OF YAMAHA YCL650 CLARINETS, £1645

An excellent condition pair of Yamaha 650 clarinets, which are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The fish skin pads are not new, however they are all in good condition, and will be good for some months to come. The Silver plated keywork and wood are both pristine. The Yamaha 650 is the top selling rival to the Buffet E13. It tends to give less trouble than the E13, because, unlike the current Buffet, the Grenadilla wood moves less, causing fewer problems with sticking joints. Yamaha quality control and build quality are exemplary, and these instruments are easy to live with and perfect for the advancing student. The Bb has matching serial numbers 106390, and is supplied with 2 barrels, a 65mm and a 67mm. The A has matching serial numbers 04500 and comes with a single barrel of 65mm. Despite this disparity in serial numbers they were actually bought new as a pair: Yamaha obviously make very few YCL650 A clarinets. The instruments feature an adjustable thumbrest, tapered and undercut tone holes, Silver plated keywork, and the Bb has a voicing groove to the neck of the bell. The supplied m'pieces are an used Yamaha 6C, and a Yamaha Custom 4C. The case is in perfect condition. If desired the pair can be split as follows: A in double case with 6C m'piece for £875. Bb in Yamaha single case with 2 barrels and 4C Custom m'piece for £795.