Soprano ABS Resin Recorders

Yamaha delivers safe and reliable products

From raw materials selection to manufacturing processes, we pay the closest attention to produce Yamaha recorders with safety and reliability.

- Our ABS recorders comply with the following regulations related to the production and use of chemical substances.(as of Feburuary, 2013)

*Japan: Food Sanitation Law

*Europe: REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

*USA: CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)

- Manufacturing at factories with ISO quality certification.

- Ultrasonic adhesion technology used in assembling parts of soprano and alto recorders instead of adhesive bonding.

Cotton Case Bags

The recorder cases are made from environmentally friendly natural cotton.

Fingering Systems

Yamaha offers a choice of either German (Left) or Baroque (Right) fingering systems on many models to accommodate local preferences and traditions.

Windway Shapes

There are two different windways.

- Straight WindwayEasy to play with a soft pure tone. This is ideal for beginners.

- Arched WindwayIt has a slight resistance when you play for better breath control which gives greater tonal expressiveness and projection.

20 & 30 Series (YRS-23/24/31/32B)

Yamaha's 20 and 30 Series recorders are designed to provide a perfect start to anyone's musical education. They offer an ideal amount of air resistance for easy control, and feature an accuracy of intonation you would expect to find only on more expensive models. Though other maker's plastic recorders may have a similar appearance, Yamaha ABS recorders are truly superior instruments. Models are available with either ‘German' or ‘Baroque' fingering systems. The 20 series, easy to play throughout their ranges, are primarily intended for beginners. 30 series recorders, which feature an arched windway for improved breath control and tonal expression, are for more advanced players.

YRS-23/24B: Possibly the world's most popular model, this recorder is easy to play and has a clear soft tone. It is ideal for school use.

YRS-31/32B: Its body has the same inner specifications as wooden models and features an arched windyway for expressive tone making it ideal for use in ensembles or for solo performances.

300 Series (YRS-301III/302BIII/311III/312BIII/313III/314BIII)

The 300 series offers a complete range of top quality recorders—from bass to sopranino. All these instruments deliver a rich body of sound, while providing the convenience of a durable, maintenance-free ABS resin construction. With their broad range of tonal expression and their superb playability, these recorders are fully competitive with more expensive wooden models. The 300 Series recorders come in a variety of styles, some offering simulated wood finishes.

YRS-301III/302BIII: The 300 series with their arched windways provide excellent playability and feature a sound that is surprisingly close to that of wooden recorders. And their intonation is impeccable.

YRS-311III/312BIII: The YRS-301Ⅲ and YRS-302BⅢ with a finish similar to Rosewood recorders.

YRS-313III/314BIII: The YRS-301Ⅲ and YRS-302BⅢ with a finish similar to Makassar Ebony recorders.