Pair of Yamaha CS-VR-Clarinets
A mint condition matched pair of Yamaha CustomCS-VR clarinets, which are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. Clarinets Direct is fortunate to count many of the UK's leading professionals amongst our clientele, one such is Josef Pacewicz of the RSNO. This pair were bought new by Joe in 2017 and used for a tour of the USA. It is received wisdom within the music industry that when Yamaha launch a new product, they will have made every conceivable effort to outdo their competitors, at a considerably cheaper price to the customer. So it was in the mid 1990's, when Yamaha began manufacture of the Custom CS-V and SE range. The CS-V features different tapers to the bore, both top and bottom, and the CS-V has slightly smaller tone hole sizes, than the SEV, resulting in a clearer, more focused sound with excellent projection. In other words; this model was Yamaha's direct competitor to the R13 Prestige, where as the SEV, competed with the RC Prestige. The tuning and voicing is improved over the regular Yamaha CS, with each tone hole being individually hand-tapered and undercut for optimum tone quality, intonation, and uniform response throughout the instrument's range. The wood was unstained matched Grenadilla, the thicker silver plate, and key work, was of considerably better quality than Buffet. Many players found the ease with which these instruments responded completely won them over. The CS-VR is the latest model in this range and it has sold consistently well for Yamaha.
This Bb has matching S/N 06475. The instrument has no cracks or damage to the wood, which is pristine finest aged, unstained, Grenadilla. The clarinet has finest Pisoni white leather pads, which are all in "as new" condition. The Silver plated key work is excellent throughout, with no discernible wear. The A has matching S/N 01561. Like the Bb it has white leather pads with cork on the register key. All pads are again "as new". The Silver plated key work is pristine. The case is the original Yamaha in excellent condition. These instruments represents superb value for money.