Yamaha YRA-402B Alto Recorder; ECODEAR

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YAM-ACC-YRA-402B
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Yamaha YRA-402B Alto Recorder; ECODEAR

Yamaha 400 Series recorders are made from ECODEAR, a plastic material created using plant-based resins. Based on the popular 300 Series body design, the denser nature of ECODEAR plastic gives these recorders a rich tone and free-blowing response that's similar to a wooden instrument. 

The ECODEAR used in the Yamaha 400 Series recorders is a compound of polylactic acid and ABS resin (3:7 ratio) that has about the same workability, durability, strength, and appearance as conventional ABS resin. ECODEAR is a safe material that has been used in home appliances, office equipment, and a variety of other items.

 

Features

  • New Plant-Based Plastic Body

Bodies made of plant-based “Ecodear” plastic: the world’s first application of this material in a commercially available musical instrument*. 

(*as of in June 2014).

  • Improved instrument performance

The change in material gives the recorder a mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders, plus improved breath response and high-register control.

  • Newly adopted plant-like colors

Bright colors chosen to elicit the image of plants such as corn and others have been used in the recorders and cases for the first time.

  • Arched windway

Slight resistance when you play for better breath control which gives greater tonal expressiveness and projection.

  • Case

Natural-fiber cloth cases do not contain or produce any hazardous substances when disposed of or burned.

 

Specifications

Key systems Baroque system
Windway Type Arched windway
Body Plant-based plastic “Ecodear”
Key F
Included AccessoriesCase Cotton case
Others Fingering chart, Recorder cream, Cleaning rod, Head joint/foot joint cap, Middle joint cap