Product Type: Yamaha Wind Instrument
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A good little recorder!
Member Name: SoadFan
Advantages: Well made, well priced
Disadvantages: None that I have found
~Yamaha YRS-302B - A good little recorder~
I have bought and played a number of musical instruments including a small range of recorders such as the Yamaha YRS-302B. This useful soprano type recorder is one which I found easy to source, as it is widely sold and is available from most reputable music stores. Having bought the Yamaha YRS-302B and other recorders ( as well as other instruments) from this maker, I feel that I understand why the Yamaha brand are so well respected. In my experience Yamaha offer well priced and well made instruments across this particular product range.
I feel that the Yamaha YRS-302B recorder has a nice easy to play quality about it. The recorder is quick and easy to put together ready for use and just as easy to handle once it has been set up ready to play. The 3 parts that make up the recorder slot together well and are quick and simple to separate after use, which makes storing the recorder easy. The product comes with a nicely made zip style storage pouch that has just enough padding so as to protect the instrument from harm when not in use and I feel this is a useful addition to the product that you get without having to pay extra money for.
The materials used to make the recorder are smooth, solid and well balanced, making the recorder feel easy to handle, being sturdy yet not overly heavy when in use. The simple blend of off white cream and deep brown black ABS resin plastics make for a smart and uniform look that is continued throughout the Yamaha recorder range. I rather like the look of these simple colours as they don't fade or become dull over time and remain smart and neat looking. The finish of the exterior surfaces of the recorder are smooth and well formed, so as to make playing the instrument really comfortable and easy to work with.
The mouth piece works well and is easy to clean as and when required, the main recorder body is well balanced and allows for easy finger positions, making this a good choice for a beginner or younger recorder player. The resin body of the recorder is durable and easy to clean and in my opinion also ensures a nice even clear tone when playing the recorder. The recorder comes with a small fold up printed fingering chart which is easy to look at and refer to as and when needed. In my opinion the inclusion of the chart should be fairly helpful to those just starting out with the instrument.
The set up comes with a simple recorder cleaning rod which can be flushed through the recorder body when needed so as to maintain it. This well made soprano/ descant recorder has a nice even clear tone when played and if handled with care it should be something that will last for many years once purchased. This recorder can be bought and played by both young and old alike and I feel it has been made for players with a wide range of musical ability.
The cost of the recorder is around £10 to £12 which is not overly expensive in my opinion. My rating for this product is 4 stars as I feel it is well made, produces a nice clean clear sound when played and is easy to look after and maintain.
Summary: A good quality product