This is a fantastic Yamaha Custom SE Bb clarinet, serial number 02166. The clarinet was just freshly overhauled in our shop by Audrey Denny and is now in perfect playing condition. The Saxquest overhaul included a complete dissemble, cleaning, and oil treatment. It now show cases a new set of Valentino pads on the upper and lower joint as well as new corks, premium felts and cork register key.
The Yamaha Custom SE plays with a beautiful sonic timbre and crystal clear projection. Its warm and centered core gives it tremendously precise pitch from top to bottom. The construction of the SE showcases hand tapered and undercut tone holes. Its construction is designed to optimize the intonation, response and overall performance of the clarinet. In comparison to the CS series the SE has a longer and bigger inner bore taper allowing for a fuller enriched timbre, even at soft volumes.
This particular Custom does have a crack repair in the upper joint. The repair was professionally pined repaired by Tomoji many years ago and is now in perfect working order. Its bottom joint is in excellent condition free of cracks. All of the tenons and tone holes on this clarinet are in perfect physical condition. The original bell and 64mm barrel of the clarinet are with the instrument and are in great shape.