Yamaha Custom Clarinet Mouthpiece
Professional Hard Rubber | Handmade in Japan
A clarinet’s mouthpiece is the single most important accessory to help a player achieve the performance that they desire. The Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpiece is sculpted out of choice ebonite, a high-quality hard rubber which offers a deep resonance and tonal qualities similar to those of natural wood. Every step of the production, from the initial shaping of the mouthpiece ‘blank’ to the final hand crafting of the facing, is done by Yamaha’s experienced artisans for complete control ensuring consistent high quality.Yamaha has spent years working together with many of the world’s greatest musicians, studying their mouthpieces and discovering ways to improve them. The Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpiece incorporates this experience in the design and manufacture of every mouthpiece in the series. The Custom Series mouthpieces are characterized by a warm rich tone with exceptional clarity. Their accurate intonation and comfortable playability have made them popular with many leading artists.
The Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpiece is available in 3 sizes. While the model numbers look similar to the standard series, the Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpiece uses a longer facing (21.00 mm) when compared to the Standard Series models (19.00 mm). This will help the more advanced player achieve a richer tone with a more open feel while maintaining articulation and response in the upper register. Available sizes are:
- 4CM – 1.05 mm Tip, 21.00 mm Facing
- 5CM – 1.10 mm Tip, 21.00 mm Facing
- 6CM – 1.15 mm Tip, 21.00 mm Facing
Don’t Forget About the Ligature!
The ligature also has a huge impact on performance. The way that the ligature holds the reed directly changes the way that the reed vibrates. Many ligatures on the market actually will hinder the performance of a reed as well as even warp reeds. For performance and value, we recommend the D’Addario H-Ligature with the Yamaha Custom Clarinet Mouthpiece. These ligatures usually cost about as much as a student mouthpiece. However, we offer a special “bundle” making it only a $15.00 “upgrade” to add on a D’Addario H-Ligature when purchased with the Yamaha Custom Clarinet mouthpiece!
Trial & Return Policy
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on the Yamaha Custom Clarinet Mouthpiece. There are no cleaning fees or restocking fees (assuming that the item is returned in proper condition).
When we ship the mouthpiece, we install a blue protective film over the logo to help protect the logo from unrepairable scratches while it is being tested. We also install a tooth patch before shipping. This way you can test the mouthpiece without fear of damage. We recommend leaving these items on the mouthpiece during the testing phase and only to remove them after you have made the decision to keep the mouthpiece.