The Yamaha CSVR clarinets are the result of years of development dedicated to a clearly focused concept: crafting a Custom clarinet that has a beautiful sound, consistent quality, and an affordable price. Both student and professional clarinetists require a rich sound and comfortable playability. These qualities were combined with the high level of consistency that only Yamaha can provide, allowing clarinetists to demand a higher standard than ever before! The Custom CSVR clarinets were specifically designed with the input of professional clarinet educators. Product evaluations were held in major cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Boston. Time and time again, the Custom CSVR clarinets proved to meet and even exceed evaluators' expectations for tone, response and intonation. Combined with Yamaha's high standards for quality and consistency, these new CSVR clarinets are exceptional instruments, ideal for clarinet students and also professional performers and educators.
Refined for Freedom of Expression
The CSVR clarinet has been carefully ‘r’efined to give players unrivalled freedom of expression. A number of significant changes have been made to the instrument’s design that allow the CSVR to deliver a clarinet that meets clarinetists’ expectations for...
Refined for Freedom of Expression
The CSVR clarinet has been carefully ‘r’efined to give players unrivalled freedom of expression. A number of significant changes have been made to the instrument’s design that allow the CSVR to deliver a clarinet that meets clarinetists’ expectations for a higher standard of clarinet. With its beautiful tone, rich expressive qualities throughout the dynamic range, and exceptional presence, the CSVR sets new standards in professional clarinet craftsmanship.
Thick Silver Plating
Thick silver plating gives the CSVR a dark and resonant sound quality.
Durable Leather Pads
Durable leather pads ensure a precise seal between pad and tone hole with the additional benefit of giving players a buzz-free playing experience.
65 mm Traditional Barrel Shape
The traditional barrel shape of the CSVR enhances the playing experience giving players a well-balanced response, and perfect resistance. The elegant new ‘R’ logo on the barrel emphasizes this beautifully refined instrument.
New Ergonomically Designed C#/G# Key
The C#/G# key of the CSVR is 2mm longer to provide comfortable and ergonomic hand placement.
Traditional Bell Shape
The traditional bell shape of the CSVR achieves a rich tone with superb presence and a focused core.
Adjustable Thumb-Rest with Strap Ring
The adjustable thumb rest allows players to find the most comfortable setting. The addition of a strap ring gives players the option to distribute the weight of the instrument and relieve some of the strain of holding the instrument.
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|Key||Key types||17 Keys, 6 Rings|
|Thumb-rest||Adjustable with strap ring|
|Type||Tapered tone holes with hand-tapered undercut|
|Key||Silver-plated nickel silver|
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- Extremely Well In Tune
- Fills Every Hall
- Has A Nice Ring
- Plays Very Even
- Rich Full Round Sound
- Warm Sounding
- Finger Keys Were Set Low
- Key Adjustments Needed
- Octave Key Was Too Open
- Advanced Players
- For Good Students
- To Top Pro Elite Pros
Comments about Yamaha ycl-csvr:
This horn pretty much shocked me. Some horn such as Buffet's Bachun's, and Selmer's can cost from $6000 to $15,000 and this Yamaha plays better. I sold 8 sets of Buffet's. Not right away, but over 6 months. At a rehearsal I played the Copland Concerto on an R13 then played it in the CSVR and the orchestra members as well as the conductor picked the Yamaha. I used the same mouthpiece and the same reed. The musicians felt the horn filled the hall with a round warmth and a sweet sound. I play with a double lip embouchure. For the recording I of course played on the Yamaha!
I make my own mouthpieces and Yamaha should consider using my pro mouthpieces instead of the horrible one they include with this great pro clarinet. I PROMISE this will add to the quality of the horn. The leather pads I was worried about figuring they would leak. Nope, they sealed for 30 seconds. If you try to buy a Buffet the horn won't seal; none of them, so you have to have this repaired, plus you have to have some notes tuned. You are looking at a $500 bill for a new horn, before it's playable. Then it tunes to 440, just a shade flat, because when you enter the upper register, above high C the notes drop to 438 or so and the other wind just to 441. This is a major reason for changing horns.
The CSVR plays remarkably well in tune and the notes are very even, the very best I've ever played. There are no dead note nor notes that pop out, so you have complete control over the horn.
I tried out a out of horns this summer. Even German made, but not the Albert system. Probably 13 different companies and 30 assorted models. You've probably seen me on PBS TV late at night! For a set of horns you can pay as much as $29,000. Don't do it. These horns were dead. They won't fill an orchestra hall. I can afford these, but they suck!
I will finish with this. I only tried 3 or 4 Yamaha's and they ALL played right out of the case. All of them would have worked just fine.
Play these before you waste your money on some other instrument company.
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