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Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering

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A recorder for the serious musician.

The Yamaha 300 Series Recorders were designed for optimum performance and durability. The 300 Series have a Rottenburg-style body that features an arched wind way for a rich, full sound plus the convenience of durable, maintenance-free ABS resin body material. The Yamaha 300 Series Recorders include a case, fingering chart, owner's manual, cleaning rod, and recorder cream.

Key of C. Double holes: C-C#, D-D#; 3-piece construction. Baroque fingering.


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YamahaYRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the nicest plastic recorders.

This is probably the best bang for your buck from Yamaha. The intonation is spot on, it has a nice crisp tone to it, and I have had no problems with clogging. I...Read complete review

This is probably the best bang for your buck from Yamaha. The intonation is spot on, it has a nice crisp tone to it, and I have had no problems with clogging. I purchased a few inexpensive Soprano recorders to try out, and by far I like this one best. I am re-learning the recorder, so I am by no means an authority. But, having played this and the cheaper YRS-23, this one is far superior. I also ordered the Sopranino and Alto 302's from Yamaha, and can't wait to try them out as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

no good

it is hard to play

it is hard to play

Reviewed by 18 customers

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the nicest plastic recorders.

By Sarge1969

from Charleston, W.V.

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Intonation
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile
  • Very Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Practicing
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    This is probably the best bang for your buck from Yamaha. The intonation is spot on, it has a nice crisp tone to it, and I have had no problems with clogging. I purchased a few inexpensive Soprano recorders to try out, and by far I like this one best. I am re-learning the recorder, so I am by no means an authority. But, having played this and the cheaper YRS-23, this one is far superior. I also ordered the Sopranino and Alto 302's from Yamaha, and can't wait to try them out as well.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good quality for the price

    By myHandle

    from Manhattan, KS

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    Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    This may not be an exceptionally fine instrument, but far more quality than you would expect at this price. It has much better intonation and tone quality than the other plastic recorders, and comes with a nicer heavy vinyl case.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great lil instrument

    By Doc

    from Clearwater, Fl

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      I am 72 and I use it for self entertainment primarily, but also to encourage some of the youngsters in my area to learn music. When they hear it played and show an interest, I usually give one to them. I'll probably part with this one the same way.

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      no good

      By Des

      from Payson AZ

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Buy Anotherrr Recorder

        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        it is hard to play

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great inexpensive option!

        By MystikalMusicLover

        from Youngsville, LA

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        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        I am learning to play the recorder and I am very pleased with this one. I also purchased a really cheap one for my 3 year old daughter to entertain herself with while I practice. The difference between the two is amazing. You can feel and hear the quality of the Yamaha. I recommend this instrument to anyone wanting nice sound and quality without the high pricetag. Musicians Friend is a great place to purchase your musical supplies. My order arrived very quickly and as described. Thanks

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great recorder for a small price

        By loren_j

        from Tahlequah, OK

        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        This recorder is a great instrument for people starting out on the recorder. I have been playing an Angel student recorder for the past five years. I just bought a Yamaha Professional recorder an am very happy with the quality. It has a much better sound quality than most plastic recorders I've seen. If you are starting out on the recorder or if you want an inexpensive recorder that sounds good, this is the perfect instrument.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very good recorder for the price

        By Csaba B.

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        This a very good plastic recorder. It is very durable and the sound is nice. It does not sound as nice as a professional wooden recorder, but it is very good value.

         
        5.0

        Great instrument for learning.

        By The note mangler

        from Hoboken, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        Studying recorder, very satisfied with product.

         
        5.0

        Excellent recorder!

        By Michele

        from Michigan

        About Me Child

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

            We purchased this for our 10 yr. old son after he learned to play the recorder in school. This is an excellent recorder with an amazing sound. He loves it and says it far exceeds the one he learned on in school.

             
            5.0

            So far so good

            By sdev

            from IL, USA

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

              I've been playing other instruments for quite a while, but a complete novice to the recorder. So far, I'm pretty happy with this purchase. I find it a bit hard to hit the lowest C, but I'm sure it's me; all the other notes that I've learned to play so far (~10) sounded fine. At this price, it certainly exceeded my expectation.

               
              5.0

              Great deal!!!

              By Dave Zee

              from Tennessee

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                This was a great step to get my child into music.

                 
                4.0

                Satisfied with this product

                By george

                from iowa

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                  Plays great. The case has a zipper the length of the recorder which I like - compared to the opening at one end. Very happy with it.

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good soprano recorder for the price.

                  By Martycat

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                    The Yamaha YRS-302B is a very good Soprano Recorder for the price. It has excellent and true sound quality, but it is not the easiest to play nor is it as quality constructed as some other brands of plastic soprano recorders. I would recommend the Yamaha to someone who is deciding if they want to learn to play the recorder because of the low price, but would recommend spending a little more for a better quality plastic recorder if they were serious about learning to play.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product, hope to get the alto recorder in the future!

                    By Paula the Player

                    from Springfield, TN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                        Getting a recorder choir together at our church.

                         
                        5.0

                        I loved it.

                        By UTRGV Vaquero

                        from Edinburg

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Low Distortion
                        • Powerful
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                          I use this product for a teaching music course at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Christmas Gift!

                          By Xavi

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Child

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording

                            Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                            I got a lot of presents this year. this was my favorite one! I love to play my recorder. I can't wait to learn how to play songs.

                             
                            4.0

                            fine recorder

                            By jpm

                            from hyannis

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                fine recorder

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great recorder

                                By fin

                                from new york

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about Yamaha YRS-302B Professional Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                  Easy to use and good sound.

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