Clarinets

Developed with Artists

Although we've accomplished much in our storied history, Yamaha continues to seek ways to improve our products. For this reason, we foster relationships with a diverse range of artists, performers and musicians. Their feedback has proven to be invaluable in helping us craft instruments for all levels of players, from students to professionals.

Sustainable Manufacturing

At Yamaha, living in harmony with people and the planet is at the heart of everything we do. For this reason, Yamaha creates instruments that are friendly to the environment and society.

Two Unique Custom Clarinet Series: CS & SE

What’s an ideal clarinet? Our master craftsmen spent years devoted to basic research in answering that fundamental question. All preconceptions were discarded.

The results of that exhaustive and essential work were actualized in fine detail and refined through extensive artist evaluations, leading to the birth of the unique CS and SE series clarinets.

Two Unique Custom Clarinet Series: CS & SE

CS Series

Tone: A solid tonal core and excellent definition well suited for solo playing. Also makes for an excellent orchestral clarinet.

Playing feel: You’ll find performance to feel natural and comfortable, resulting in outstanding tone and extended projection. The instrument responds effortlessly to your breath volume.

SE Series

Tone: An excellent choice for ensembles, the SE Series produces a rich and luxurious tone that envelops the audience.

Playing feel: A gently flared bore produces tone that expands radially from the player. The expressive range is broad, allowing the player to produce the ideal tone in any musical situation without wasted breath.

Bb/A Clarinets

Custom CS

 YCL-CSVR-ASP and YCL-CSVRA-ASP Main Image

YCL-CSVR-ASP/CSVRA-ASP

New standard inspired by artists

YCL-CSGIIIL/CSGAIIIL Bb/A Clarinets

YCL-CSGIIIL/CSGAIIIL

Broad expression from ppp to fff

YCL-CSGIIIHL/CSG-AIIIHL Bb/A Clarinets

YCL-CSGIIIHL/CSG-AIIIHL

Custom Bb/A Clarinets.

YCL-CSVR/CSVR-A Bb/A Clarinets

YCL-CSVR/CSVR-A

Broad expression for multiple genres

Custom SE

YCL-SE Artist Model

YCL-SE Artist Model/SE Artist Model A

For the finest lyrical expression

YCL-SEVR

YCL-SEVR/SEVR-A

Broad expression for multiple genres

Professional Bb Clarinets

Yamaha Clarinet  YCL-650

YCL-650 New

<Generation 2> This pro-level clarinet delivers a rich, luxurious tone that closely resembles our Custom model.

Intermediate Bb Clarinets

Yamaha Clarinet  YCL-450/450N

YCL-450/450N

Intermediate Bb Clarinets.

YCL-450NM Intermediate Clarinet

YCL-450NM

The ABS resin injection-molded upper joint inner bore of this Duet+ intermediate Bb clarinet provides the optimal combination of durability and tone quality for student musicians.

Standard Bb Clarinets

YCL-255 Bb Clarinets

YCL-255

Student Bb Clarinets.

YCL-200ADII

YCL-200ADII

Nickel-plated keys a durable plastic case make this the perfect beginner rental clarinet

YCL-400AD

YCL-400AD

Grenadilla wood body, a 65mm barrel and a redesigned case enhance the sound and beauty of this Advantage clarinet.

YCL-550AL

YCL-550AL

Step up the learning tempo. Step up to Allegro

Harmony Clarinets

Bb Bass Clarinets

YCL-622II Professional Bass Bb Wood Clarinet to Low C

YCL-622II

The rich warm sound of Grenadilla wood is extended to low C on this top-of-the-line bass clarinet.

YCL-621

YCL-621

The finest Grenadilla wood goes into this professional's favorite.

YCL-221II Standard Bb Bass Clarinet

YCL-221II

A two-piece body and compact case design make this student bass clarinet the "school-bus-friendly" choice!

Alto Clarinets

Yamaha Clarinet  YCL-631

YCL-631 New

<Generation 2> Professional Eb Alto Clarinet.

Eb Clarinets

YCL-881 Custom Soprano Eb Wood Clarinet

YCL-881

Delightful appearance complements the smooth warm tone of this custom model.

YCL-681

YCL-681

The perfect choice for an entry level professional Eb clarinet.