This is a Bb, student model clarinet which is specifically designed for beginning players. I like these horns because they play well, free blowing, and play well in tune with themselves. This is very important, especially, for a beginning player of any age. So, I just finished doing a complete repad on this clarinet……it was disassembled and cleaned, all pads replaced, I replaced all corks that needed to be replaced, oiled it and there you are. Included with the instrument is a Vandoren M30 mouthpiece which is better than a standard beginners mouthpiece. Plus, the original case is just a tad oversized and has a place in the top/lid to carry music. Handy!
If it’s time for a better clarinet than the plastic one that you are playing now then this is your instrument. The Yamaha YCL-450 is Yamaha’s intermediate model clarinet which is made of grenadilla wood. Grenadilla wood is the wood used to make professional model clarinets. What I’m trying to say is, this is a really good instrument. I have had many of these YCL-450’s come through the shop over the years and I really like them. They sound good and they play very well. Here are the particulars of this horn; completely repadded meaning it was disassembled, washed and all pads and corks were changed plus it comes with a Bonade ligature, mouthpiece cap and a Buffet mouthpiece. Any band director would be proud to have you playing this horn in their band. Come give it a try.
This is a vey good student model clarinet. It is actually a special edition clarinet made by Jupiter and the “CEC” stands for Capital Edition Clarinet. Probably more than you wanted to know but, there you go! I just finished doing a complete repad on this instrument which means it was disassembled, washed, all new pads were installed then it was completely adjusted and regulated. For you this means that it plays like a brand new clarinet. I have also included a new Selmer Goldentone mouthpiece with it. So, it’s ready to go.
This is a student model clarinet that is ready to play which means, I just did a complete repad on it. It was disassembled, cleaned, all new pads were installed and I completely regulated/adjusted it. It needs nothing done to it and it plays like a brand new instrument. Beware of things that you purchase from eBay, Reverb, Craigslist, etc. They rarely play as well as advertized. Come see this clarinet and give it a try or I’ll play it for you.
If you are looking for your first clarinet this “YCL-250” is a great one to start on. Easy to blow, fits in a students hands well (that’s important) and sounds good. It has all its original synthetic pads which will last for a good long time. Another reason I really like these horns is…….. let’s say your student continues to play clarinet into high school and you eventually buy them a more professional instrument, meaning a wooden clarinet, to use in the symphonic band or orchestra or whatever well, hold on to this “YCL-250”. It would be perfect for marching band because it is made of ABS plastic and has synthetic pads which are not affected by cold weather and rain. That kind of weather would be disastrous for a wooden clarinet. Thinking about the future is a wonderful thing, right?
This is a great Bb clarinet for you or your child to start playing. I completely regulated this instrument and played it to make sure that it’s ready for you to play. I have included a brand new Selmer Goldentone mouthpiece with this instrument plus a Rovner ligature and mouthpiece cap. The ligature and mouthpiece cap are a nice upgrade from the factory ones. The new model of this clarinet is selling for just under $1000.00 so $425.00 for an instrument that plays perfectly is a super deal. Come look at it.
This Yamaha CL1 clarinet is the cousin of the YCL250. They’re the same horn with just a different model designation. Anyway, it’s a great instrument for beginning students. It has all synthetic pads which means they tolerate moisture better that regular pads. Of course, we disassembled it, cleaned it and regulated it so it plays like a brand new clarinet. It comes with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece which has been sterilized.
The “1400” is a plastic, student model clarinet. This is a perfect instrument for a beginning player regardless of their age. I just finished overhauling this clarinet meaning, it was disassembled, completely washed all the pads and corks were replaced. In other words, it plays like a brand new instrument. Plus, I have put it in a brand new case which can be carried or worn as a backpack. Come give it a try.
Great student model clarinet for any beginner of any age. This “YCL-250″comes with synthetic pads which means that the pads will last longer than regular felt pads. Of course, the clarinet was disassembled and cleaned severely. I reassembled it, adjusted everything and oiled all the keys so, it’s ready to be played. It comes in its original hard shell case and a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece. Come see it, come try it.
Here we have a fine, vintage horn. A Leblanc “LL”, also referred to as a “Double L”. This particular instrument was made in 1967 and at the time it was one of Leblanc’s top of the line clarinets. Back in the day famed clarinetists Buddy De Franco and Pete Fountain played this model of clarinet. In other words, it is a world class horn. So, if you have a student that is ready to move up from their plastic, beginning horn then this could be the “ONE” you seek. I completely overhauled the “LL” and replaced the case. The case has plenty of storage room for reeds, oils, etc., and it can be worn like a backpack. Cool, aye? Have your budding clarinetist come try this great clarinet.
The Buffet company has been making beginning, intermediate and professional model clarinets for decades. This E-11 is an intermediate model clarinet. It is a step-up from your beginning model instrument. What does that mean? Well, it means it is not a plastic horn, it is made from grenadilla wood. Wood clarinets have a better sound than plastic clarinets. Plus, the E-11 keys are silver plated not nickel plated like a student horn. Of course, we did a complete repad on this clarinet which means that it will play like a new horn. Included is a Vandoren mouthpiece and a Bonade ligature which are both upgrades from the stock MP and ligature. If you have been playing for more that a year and are looking for a better clarinet, this might just be the horn that you need.
Move up from your student model clarinet to a tremendous clarinet. The Yamaha YCL-450 is Yamaha’s intermediate model, grenadilla wood clarinet. Grenadilla wood is the wood used to make professional model clarinets. What I’m trying to say is, This is a really good clarinet. I have had many of these YCL-450’s come through the shop. I like them. They sound good and they play very well. Here are the particulars of this horn; completely repadded, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a new mouthpiece. Any band director would be proud to have you playing this horn in their band. Come give it a try.
This is a professional model instrument which some consider to be the “gold standard” of clarinets. This particular R-13 was made in 1974 which was a very good year. Why? These clarinets are all made of grenadilla wood. In my opinion, newer clarinets of this caliber do not let the grenadilla wood season, or dry out, enough before thay use it to make an instrument. This is a problem because the wood has a tendancy to split, mainly in the upper joint. However, the grenadilla wood that this horn was made from was well seasoned. Plus, after 43 years of being played, if the wood hasn’t split yet……it isn’t going to split. On top of that the wood has been taken care of quite nicely. The clarinet was just recently repadded with Valentino synthetic pads, which are very durable, and it plays great. If it’s time for you to move up from your student model clarinet then this could be your new instrument. Of course it does come in its original case and with the original Buffet mouthpiece.
If you are looking to move up from an intermediate model horn to a clarinet that will be with you for the rest of your playing career then your search is over. The Buffet R-13 is a great professional model clarinet that has been used all over the world for years. This R-13 was made in early 1995 and is in excellent condition. The grenadilla wood body is perfect meaning it has no cracks and the keys are all German silver. I have completely repadded, disassembled and cleaned it within an inch of its life. Of course, it comes in its original hard shell case. The clarinet has a beautiful sound and plays freely. I know that’s what I want from an instrument of this caliber. Come see it, come play it and come buy it. You will be impressed with the quality and sonority of this instrument.
This Bundy bass clarinet is in perfect playing condition and ready to go. I disassembled it, cleaned everything within an inch of its life, replaced all the corks and then replaced all the pads. This is what we call an overhaul. I used all white leather pads on this repad. They are more durable and longer lasting than the conventional bladder pads. So, it has been washed, oiled, adjusted and regulated. Of course, it comes in its original hard shell case, which is in very good condition, and I’ve included a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap. Just buy your favorite reeds and start playing.