The YCL-255 is Yamaha’s entry-level clarinet.
It is made with a resin ABS body, barrel, and bell, with nickel silver keys. It has 17 keys and 6 ring keys, stainless steel springs and Valentino pads.
New features of the YCL-255 over the older model are a newly-designed bell that is lighter than many beginning clarinets’ bells. In addition to being lighter, this new bell adds a resonance chamber that improves both the instrument’s sound and intonation.