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Yamaha YRS-402B Baroque Soprano Plant-Based Plastic Recorder
Baroque system soprano recorder. Bodies made of plant-based “Ecodear” plastic achieves a mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders.
- Materials that are gentle on the environment - Bodies made of plant-based “Ecodear” plastic: the world’s first application* of environmentally friendly plant based materials in a musical instrument. * As a musical instruments commercially available, according to our own research in June 2014.
- Improved instrument performance - The change in material has resulted in 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.
- Plant-based plastic “Ecodear” - "Ecodear" plastic is a plant-based material created by combining polylactic acid (PLA)* derived from plants with other materials through an original Toray polymer alloy process, achieving characteristics that are similar to conventional oil-based resins.* Plant-based PLA Compound ResinPlant-based PLA compound resin is produced from plant starch (corn is the main ingredient currently used) via a process that includes lactic acid fermentation and polymerization.The "Ecodear" used in the YRS-401 and YRS-402B 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, while reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 20%. CO2 emission for the production of 1,000,000 recorders is reduced by approximately 230 tons: equivalent to the CO2 that would be produced by a car*1 traveling around the earth 25 times.*2 *1: 10 liters/100 km gas mileage. *2: The circumference of the earth is approximately 40,000 kilometers.“Ecodear” is a safe material that has been used in home appliances, office equipment, and a variety of other items.
- Certified as Yamaha Eco-Products - Plant-based Plastic Recorders are certified as Yamaha Eco-Products, which is a certification established by Yamaha for products that meet the standards of “Product Environmental Quality Objectives”.
- Key System: Baroque
- Windway Type: Arched windway
- Body Material: Plant-based plastic "Ecodear"
- Key: C
- Accessories: Cotton Case, Fingering chart, Recorder cream, Cleaning Rod
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details