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An excellent condition Yamaha SE-V CUSTOM clarinet, wich is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. 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-V features different tapers to the bore, both top and bottom, and the SE-V has slightly wider tonehole sizes, than the CS-V, 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-V, competed with the R13 Prestige. The tuning and voicing is improved over the regular Yamaha SE, with each tone hole being individually hand-tapered and undercut for optimum tone quality, intonation, and uniform response throughout the instrument's range. The wood was unstained matched Grenadilla, 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 instrument has no cracks or damage to the wood, which is pristine finest aged, unstained, Grenadilla. This Bb has matching S/N 02659. We have just entirely re-padded in Pisoni finest double bladder fish skin pads, and the instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The Silver plated key work is very good throughout, with no discernable wear. The supplied m'pieces is a new stock Buffet. The case is an original Yamaha in good condition. This instrument represents superb value for money: For about the cost of a new student Buffet E13, one can purchase a top of the range professional instrument more consistent than most Buffet RC Prestige Bbs.