For sale is a Yamaha YCL-85 “Custom” Model Professional Wood Clarinet in the KEY OF “A”. This rare professional clarinet carries with it high quality Yamaha production, an excellent tone, and ease of play that even Buffet players would be jealous of. This instrument is difficult to find for sale because they are high quality instruments, 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 is at a better price point to the more common R13.
This instrument has been completely overhauled. The bladder pads were all replaced. This particular instrument was made around 1980. In terms of cosmetic condition, this instrument is in excellent shape. The logos are clearly visible and in good shape. The plating on the keys are very shiny, but does have a little wear. There is some minor wear from age on the wood, but overall it is in really nice shape. The instrument plays amazingly well, as is expected from an R13. It has a great dark tone, even intonation, and nice response. Also included is an aftermarket double clarinet case, which fits both an A and a Bb Clarinet. It has a custom adjustable Thumb rest. No Mouthpiece or other accessories are included with this instrument
- Yamaha Quality, Made in Japan
- Clarinet in the Key Of A
- The 85 Model is on par with Buffet Pro-line instruments
- Very Easy Blowing