I don’t know the YRS82 specifically, but I do own a couple of Yamaha recorders and they are good instruments – in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a bad instrument made by Yamaha, having tried some of their other woodwinds and also pianos.
If you have seen any of Sarah Jeffery’s youtube videos you have probably seen her playing her Yamaha tenor which she says somewhere has been one of her favourite instruments that she has played for years.
Overall, it’s hard to believe you could go far wrong with it. The only slight proviso is that there might be some other recorder that your wife would find physically more comfortable – they all have slightly different hole placements, beak shape, weight distribution, etc, so good to either try a few out in a shop before buying if she can, or buy it from somewhere that would take it back if necessary. But if neither of those options is possible, I don’t think just buying it is a big risk.
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Pavane.