The YCL-255 clarinet model is a great option for entry level clarinet players. Designed with comfort in mind, they feature an adjustable thumb-rest and a lightweight build. In addition, there is a strap ring for players wanting the added support of a neck strap. The instrument itself plays with accurate intonation and a free blowing sound, ensuring even beginners will get an immediate response. The ABS resin plastic provides the durability needed in a student instrument with an attractive matte finish. This instrument comes with a standard Yamaha 4C clarinet mouthpiece, pull through and cleaning cloth. All Yamaha instruments come with a 3 year warranty for any unlikely manufacturer faults.