Soprano Wooden Recorders

Wood Materials

- Kingwood : A very hard and dense wood, Kingwood gives a strong, broad tone. (Gravity after drying approx. 1.2)

- Rosewood : A hard heavy wood for vigorous tone, with rich overtones similar to Kingwood, but a little softer and sweeter. (Gravity after drying approx. 1.0)

- Ebony : Another hard, dense wood characterized by easy response, and a clear elegant sound. (Gravity after drying approx. 1.0)

- Castellowood : A softer wood with a beautiful warm tone, good for expressing subtle musical nuances. Though it is not technically a boxwood, it is commonly referred to as “Castello Boxwood”. (Gravity after drying approx. 0.7)

- Maple : A wood of medium hardness for a soft and pure tone which blends well in ensembles. (Gravity after drying approx. 0.6)

Environmentally-conscious lead-free processes

Wood recorders use lead-free coatings and lead free solder.

Cotton Case Bags

The recorder cases are made from environmentally friendly natural cotton.

YRS-61

The YRS-61 is made from Castellowood, a well established traditional material for recorders. It is characterized by a soft and natural tone reminiscent of Baroque era.

YRS-62

Kingwood gives the YRS-62 a clear strong and exciting sound with ample harmonics to color the broad tone.

YRS-64

With its beautiful grains, Rosewood is as attractive to look at as it is to play. The YRS-64 has an encompassing sound containing both dynamism and sweetness.

YRS-82

The YRS-82 model has a sharper beak for a quick easy response, and is made of Kingwood for a broad yet focused sound full of life.

YRS-83

Ebony is a hard dense wood which provides easy response and a clear elegant sound.