The Yamaha YCL 650 Bb clarinet is an excellent alternative for those who are serious about their clarinet performance but need to watch their budget. The specifications of its bell, barrel, toneholes and other features are very close to those of the Custom SEV model, so its sound is warm, round, and deeply resonant. Made of carefully select and seasoned Grenadilla wood and boasting an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing, the 650 features tapered toneholes which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. It also features beautifully sculpted keys whose touch has been regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.
The YCL-650 clarinet features a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. A new resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-650 aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence. Since there are so many different sizes and shapes of hands, it only makes sense that there ought to be some type of adjustment for different hand positions. An adjustable thumb rest is designed for player comfort while needle springs provide faster key action.