Yamaha Recorders


January 2016 Price List

Please note: we ask that all orders for plastic recorders be placed using our ASW Order Form. This will enable us to process and fill your order much more quickly and efficiently. Because of the great volume of orders for our custom-tuned plastic recorders, we are no longer able to accept telephone orders for these items and ask for your cooperation and understanding in this regard.

20 Series Plastic Recorders

Inexpensive entry-level instruments made of white ABS resin. These are of older design and the tuning and response cannot be improved to our standards. We therefore offer them only on an "as is" basis with no tuning guarantee.

Model Number Instrument Features Material Price
YRF-21 Fife in c'' two piece white plastic 11.99
YRN-22B Sopranino in f'' two piece, double holes brown plastic 9.99
YRS-24B Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes white plastic 9.99
YRA-28B Alto in f' three piece, double holes white plastic 29.99

300 Series Plastic Recorders

These are the best quality plastic recorders currently available, having a full, complex, and robust tone quality and excellent high register response. The intonation as delivered leaves a good deal to be desired, but our custom tuning procedures render these instruments capable of being played well in tune. There is no additional charge for this custom tuning; it is included in the price of the instrument. The 312 & 314 Series soprano and alto have imitation woodgrain finishes: the "palisander" has a dark reddish-brown background color with fine medium brown stripes; the "ebony" has a lighter yellow-brown background color with broad dark black-brown stripes. There is no tonal difference between the two woodgrain finishes, but they both have a slightly more complex and interesting sound than the plain brown plastic instruments. The newest III models feature newly-redesigned cases and an improved, richer finish on the woodgrain models. They are easily worth the slightly higher price. The older YRT-302B tenor with single key was replaced in January of 1996 with the YRT-304B double keyed instrument at no increase in price. We also offer our famous Mayflower Special: a matched set of custom-tuned sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders at a special consort price.

Model Number Instruments Features Material Price
YRN-302B Sopranino in f'' two piece, double holes brown plastic, white trim 23.99
YRS-302B III Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes brown plastic, white trim 27.99
YRS-312B III palisander woodgrain 40.99
YRS-314B III ebony woodgrain 40.99
YRA-302B III Alto in f' three piece, double holes brown plastic, white trim 48.99
YRA-312B III palisander woodgrain 57.99
YRA-314B III ebony woodgrain 57.99
YRT-304B Tenor in c' three piece, double c'-c#' key brown plastic, white trim 108.99
YRT-304BF Tenor in c', replacement footjoint to upgrade YRT-302B to double c'-c# key 31.99
YRB-302B Bass in f bent neck design, thumb rest,
double f-f# key, two additional keys
444.99
YAC YRDC fitted case for NSAT recorders, black Cordura nylon, zipper closure, carrying handles 129.99
Yamaha YRP300B Quartet a matched quartet of NSAT instruments, custom-tuned in our workshop, in above fitted black Cordura case 316.99
Yamaha Quintet the Yamaha YRP-300B Quartet plus the YRB-302B bass, custom-tuned in our workshop, in two fitted zippered cases 609.00
ASW Mayflower Special a matched quintet of NSATB instruments, custom-tuned in our workshop, in five vinyl pouches 524.00
ASW Mayflower Woodgrain Special a matched quintet of NSATB instruments as above, but with woodgrain soprano and alto, custom-tuned in our workshop 542.00

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400 Series Plastic Recorders

For the first time in almost twenty years, Yamaha is making an addition to their offerings of plastic recorders. The new 400 series is identical in acoustical design to their extremely popular 300 series, but the new models are being made of a revolutionary composite material called "Ecodear", which consists of 70% ABS plastic petroleum-based resin (all previous models have been made of 100% ABS plastic) and 30% plant-based resin. These new instruments are mellow yellow in color and similar to boxwood in appearance, with white imitation ivory trim similar to that in the 300 series instruments. In addition to being more ecologically friendly, the new recorders have a slightly darker, thicker, more covered tone quality. The first instrument in this new series, the Model 402B soprano, is now in stock for immediate delivery; it is priced in between the plain brown plastic YRS-302B and the woodgrain-finish YRS-312B and YRS-314B models, is 8 grams (.3 oz.) heavier in weight (96 vs. 88 grams), and has a more solid feel in the hands. Video clips of the new instrument may be seen on the Yamaha website; we apologize to our customers for the poor quality of the performances. Update: the matching 400 series alto recorder will be available for delivery in late February 2016. We are now accepting preorders for this model. All orders will be filled strictly in the order they were received.

Model Number Instruments Features Material Price
YRS-402B III Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes yellow plastic, white trim 34.50
YRA-402B III Alto in f' three piece, double holes yellow plastic, white trim 54.99

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40 Series Recorders

Relatively inexpensive wooden student recorders made of maple, with straight windways and a simple modern exterior profile. These instruments are best for recorder ensemble use. They are currently being redesigned and are temporarily not available.

Model Number Instrument Features Wood Choices List Price Sale Price
YRS-44 Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes maple NLA NLA
YRA-44 Alto in f' NLA NLA
YRT-44 Tenor in c' double c'-c#' key, thumbrest NLA NLA
YRB-44C Bass in f f-f# double key, two additional keys,
bocal blow, soft case
NLA NLA

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60 Series Recorders

Outstanding modernized baroque-style instruments with curved windways, straight toneholes, and a hand-rubbed oil finish; tenor, bass, and greatbass recorders are provided with excellent fitted hard cases. These recorders have a very thick, rich, dark, and covered tone quality and are intended as all-purpose solo and ensemble instruments for the intermediate adult player. They provide excellent performance at a very moderate price point.

Model Number Instrument Features Wood Choices List Price Sale Price
YRS-61 Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes Castello boxwood 418.99 293.00
YRS-62 kingwood (violetwood) 622.99 436.00
YRS-64 palisander 520.99 365.00
YRA-61 Alto in f' three piece, double holes Castello boxwood 581.99 407.00
YRA-64 palisander 805.99 564.00
YRT-61M Tenor in c' three piece, double c'-c#' key maple 1,121.99 785.00
YRB-61 Bass in f bocal blow, f-f# double key maple 1,835.99 1,285.00
MJB415 additional middle joint for a'=415 tuning 520.99 365.00
YAC-RBC60D double case for YRB-61 with both middle joints 459.95 322.00
YRB-61SP YRB-61 with both middle joints and double case maple 2,549.99 1,785.00
YRGB-61 Greatbass in c bocal blow, c-c# double key maple 3,467.99 2,428.00

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80, 800, & 900 Series Recorders

Handcrafted authentic baroque-style instruments with very narrow, highly conical, curved windways, undercut tone holes, and a hand-rubbed oil finish. These instruments produce a quiet, intense, vibrant, and reedy tone quality. The new 800 series altos were unfortunately redesigned for playing at extremely low breath pressures; however, we can retune them at nominal cost so they can be played with more moderate breath pressures and will produce a fuller, richer tone and improved response. The low-pitch Denner alto is one of the best reproduction baroque instruments currently available and at a bargain price as well. These are excellent instruments for advanced players wanting to perform baroque solo and ensemble literature.

Model Number Instrument Features Wood Choices List Price Sale Price
YRN-801 Sopranino in f'' two piece, double holes Castello boxwood 591.99 414.00
YRN-814 palisander 652.99 457.00
YRS-82 Soprano in c'' three piece, double holes kingwood (violetwood)
imitation ivory rings
917.99 643.00
YRS-83 ebony
imitation ivory rings
815.99 571.00
YRA-801 Alto in f' three piece, double holes Castello boxwood 877.99 615.00
YRA-802 kingwood (violetwood) 1,325.99 928.00
YRA-803 ebony 1,325.99 928.00
YRA-804 palisander 1,325.99 928.00
YRA-811 Castello boxwood
full imitation ivory ornamentation
1,019.99 714.00
YRA-901 Denner copy baroque alto in f' a'=415 Hz., double holes Castello boxwood, antique stained 1,478.99 1,035.00

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