Yamaha YCL-52

Many thanks to Russ Varney for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.

Serial #003221

Barrel: 66 mm

Bore LH joint top: 14.9 mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.6 mm

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 00mm at the barrel and 00mm at the center tenon.

Intonation summary: Wonderful and almost professional level. The sharpness in the clarion is a little more than I would like. It could be lipped down in that area. I would think that a good player would want to have a shorter barrel, for those times when one plays with a sharp ensemble.

Key work quality: Wonderful

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, even advanced students, music majors, or perhaps even professionals.

Condition issues noted: none. Wood in superb condition.