The YCL-250 student model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamaha's professional and custom clarinets
Nothing can be more frustrating to new students who are learning notes and fingerings for the first time than a soft sounding, out of tune instrument
YCL-250 aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes.
Everyone knows the rigorous lifestyle that a student model instrument endures
The look of this plastic model is reminiscent of the more expensive wood models due to its matte finish
YCL-250 Bb Clarinet
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I originally had purchased a beginning wooden Selmer clarinet when I first started music in the 6th grade. Once I got to high school, I bought one of these since I had to march outside. It's a very durable instrument and has a good sound considering it's plastic. I'm now in a college marching band and the clarinet is 5 years old, but still plays very well well. The keywork is also very good for a starter clarinet (at least mine was, anyway). The metal is durable enough that it won't bend from normal use, even after many years. Highly recommended.
12/20/14 update: Instrument is 10 years old and hasn't needed anything except new pads.
We bought the YCL-250 clarinet in 2005 for our daughter as she started band at school. My online research then indicated that this instrument, though not the cheapest option, was highly recommended for beginners. We compared it against a few other similarly priced pieces, but this Yamaha clarinet had the best fit and finish at this price point. Its case was also much better than others that we viewed. It still plays well and we have not had to incur any repairs on it. If I was looking for a student clarinet today, I would pick another YCL-250.
I got a used one. It's a great student model. I am a newbie student but my teacher played it to try it out and it sounded wonderful. I couldn't tell the difference between his and mine. He could, and maybe I will eventually, but if I can sound as good on it as my teacher sounded on it, I'll keep it forever!
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