The Yamaha YCL881II Eb Clarinet is Yamaha’s finest soprano clarinet. Perfect for the advanced student or professional clarinettist, this is a premium option for a first or doubling instrument. With a body made from carefully selected Grenadilla wood, this instrument delivers a rich, precise tone, whilst the silver-plated keys boast effortlessly smooth action and endless playability. The 17-key Boehm system is optimally set up to allow for rapid, fluid responsiveness, and the thickened key plating offers extreme stability at high volumes. Yamaha’s handcrafted custom models are a demonstration of their instrument-building pedigree. In the YCL-881II, each tone hole undercut is individually shaped – for a beautifully balanced, remarkably responsive instrument. Bladder pads are used, giving the instrument a delicate touch and excellent sealing, which allows for a wide dynamic range with highly expressive capabilities throughout. Built with an emphasis on quality, you’ll be able to see why this clarinet can be found in many of the world’s finest orchestras. 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.