Yamaha SE Artist Model Premium Clarinets Offer Extraordinary Beauty and Expression for Discerning Artists

ANAHEIM (January 24, 2019) ―Yamaha today officially debuted two premium clarinet models—the YCL-SE Artist Model Bb clarinet and the YCL-SE Artist Model A—that answer the needs of top artists worldwide.


Featuring the finest quality wood and craftsmanship along with the world-class consistency for which Yamaha is known, these handcrafted Custom level instruments offer a new category-leading level of performance with a warm, richly expressive tone the discerning player will enjoy for years. These SE Artist Model clarinets complement the exciting, updated line of Yamaha Custom clarinets that includes the highly sought-after and recently introduced CSVR and SEVR models.

The clarinets are accented with beautiful pink gold-plated rings, posts and badge, and offer musicians a broad range of sound character—from deep and beautiful, to light and colorful, with lush, deep tones throughout the entire register. The SE Artist Model clarinets also feature the same flawless mechanism found on the company's CSGIII models, which is optimized to the ergonomics of the player's hand, facilitating full concentration on their performance.
A low E/F pitch correction mechanism assists with typically hard-to-tune notes, giving the player more freedom of expression. Other outstanding features include redesigned keys, bell and tone holes, as well as the optimal mix of leather and cork pads. Combined with the exceptionally high standards of quality and consistency found in all Yamaha instruments, these new clarinets are a compelling option for advanced clarinetists looking for precise pitch and expressive freedom to wow audiences everywhere.

"The market demands musically-flexible, high-quality clarinets for professional orchestral musicians," says Brian Petterson, marketing manager, Yamaha Winds, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The Custom SE Artist Model clarinets provide players with great flexibility and range of sound characters to match any section in the orchestra or any style of orchestral literature."

Pricing and Availability


The Yamaha Custom YCL-SE Artist Model Bb and A clarinets have an MSRP of $8,990 and $9,990 respectively and are expected to ship in January 2019.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2019 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 24-27, 2019, or https://yamaha.io/2DBpwac.