Start with professional quality. Featuring a body crafted from select grenadilla wood the Yamaha YCL457 has an excellent tone perfect for players who are progressing past the grade 5 standard. Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to Yamahas professional series the YCL457 has very professional sound with a natural response. The adjustable thumb-rest can accommodate almost all hand sizes. This is a great advantage for student players as it enables them to comfortably develop a proper technique. For an added touch of luxury the YCL457 features silver-plated nickel silver keys. Included with the clarinet is a lightweight carry case and a Yamaha M3D mouthpiece so you can start practising straight away. Please note that wooden instruments are affected by humidity and temperature and as a result the wood may expand and contract which would affect joints such as the tenons and bell rings. If you do experience any difficulties please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.