This auction is for an Yamaha 61 Professional Wood Clarinet. This rare professional clarinet carries with it high quality Yamaha production, an excellent tone, and ease of play that even Buffet R13 players would be jealous of. This instrument is difficult to find for sale because they are such high quality instruments, they had a low production number, and are only rarely sold by their owners. Yamaha is known for making excellent and consistent instruments, and this instrument is no different. It is a wonderful instrument that is of true professional quality, and at a better price point to the more common R13.
In terms of condition, this instrument has been completely overhauled with new bladder pads. Cosmetically, This particular instrument is nice condition. There are is come scratching on the finish of the instrument body from normal use, and the logos are very clear. The silver plating is really beautiful on this instrument, but has a wear on many keys. The case is a nice aftermarket hard case, which looks very nice and is in great condition. It will protect your instrument well. The instrument plays amazingly well, as is expected from a YCL-61. It has a great dark tone, even intonation, and nice response. In addition to the Instrument and case, you will receive a basic mouthpiece, ligature, swab, cork grease, and a new Vandoren reed: everything you need to get started and take good care of your new instrument for years to come. See photos below of the instrument you will be receiving.
- Yamaha Quality, Made in Japan
- Very Easy Blowing
- Nice Hard Case