Yamaha YCL-32

Many thanks to Johnny Ward for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.

Serial #011132A

Barrel: 66.5mm

Bore LH joint top: 15mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.6mm poly-cylindrical

Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.

For this test, I pulled 1.0mm at the barrel and 0.2mm at the center tenon.

Intonation summary: This is very nice intermediate intonation. It is disappointing that the measurements seem to imply that this is a poly-cylindrical instrument. But it doesn’t play like one. Yet it is better than the older intermediate clarinets (say, a Selmer Signet) which are ofte a lot farther out of tune than this.

Key work quality: This is seriously strong key work.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Any beginning to intermediate student.

Condition issues noted: None. Very nice condition.