Yamaha has long been a maker of high-quality band and orchestral instruments.
One of Yamaha’s great advantages is that they make instruments for a wide range of player levels – from professional, handmade instruments for the world’s top professionals to sturdy, mass-produced instruments that have given the gift of music making to thousands of students, Yamaha instruments cover a wide range of musical experiences.
This kind of range is definitely evident in many of Yamaha’s beginner-level instruments, and the YCL-255 clarinet is no exception.
This clarinet is both affordable, relatively sturdy, and is capable of making a good sound even in the hands of a beginner!
Read on to find out more!
A Quick Word On Buying A Clarinet
Shopping for any instrument can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a musical background.
If you’re new to clarinets, here are some things that you want to keep in mind when you’re trying out any clarinet.
About Yamaha’s YCL-255 Clarinet
The YCL-255 is Yamaha’s entry-level clarinet.
It is made with a resin ABS body, barrel, and bell, with nickel silver keys. It has 17 keys and 6 ring keys, stainless steel springs and Valentino pads.
New features of the YCL-255 over the older model are a newly-designed bell that is lighter than many beginning clarinets’ bells. In addition to being lighter, this new bell adds a resonance chamber that improves both the instrument’s sound and intonation.
This can make the instrument much more comfortable to hold for all ages of students!
Yamaha YCL-255 Conclusion
The Yamaha YCL-255 is one of the best student level clarinets that you can find today.
It’s the successor to the Yamaha YCL-250, and the improvements that were made – while not groundbreaking – all make the YCL-255 a much more ergonomic instrument for younger students.
When a student can sit with good posture and hold an instrument comfortably for a 60-minute band class or a 30-minute lesson or practice session, improvements (and enjoyment) will come rapidly!
Bottom line, if you’re shopping for a beginning clarinet, the YCL-255 deserves a spot on your short list!