Which Recorder to Buy?
When first learning how to play the recorder, a plastic one is recommended.
There is a wide range of plastic instruments. The extra cost of a better one is money well spent. We recommend the Yamaha plastic recorders, which feature good intonation and easy playability. Yamaha plastic recorder models include soprano, alto, tenor and bass, as shown below.
The Yamaha YRT-304B II plastic tenor, shown below, has a lowest hole key to reduce finger stretch. However a "double key" mechanism allows the low C# to be played, essentially providing the best of both worlds.