instruments - what's the qualitative difference between wooden and
the advantages of a plastic instrument are: less care necessary concerning maintenance; not wiping the recorder after playing will do no irreversible harm. this is likely the reason that the head (i. e. mouth piece) is sometimes from plastic even if the body is made of wood: it is not recommend to be cleaned due to the danger of damaging it. less sensitive towards humidity altogether - especially important for open air playing when it starts raining. disadvantages:.