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Clogging occurs in the WINDWAY (in the mouthpiece), not in the body. The body material has hardly any effect on anything really, so if you want something durable without worrying about it, I’d say go all plastic. The only reason I can think of that they make wooden-body recorders like that Adris model is for cosmetics (how it looks). Some folks feel that a body’s material makes a difference in the sound (I think only very slightly), but especially if both instruments have a plastic head, then I think they would sound very close to each other, and obviously the plastic would be more durable (I mean, you can drive nails with it when you aren’t using it for music! 😉 ).