Recorder Makers

Recorder Makers

Orpheus Music stocks new Mollenhauer Recorders from Germany, Kung Recorders from Switzerland, Kunath Recorders from Germany, Dolmetch Recorders from England, and Aulos Recorders and Zen-on Recorders from Japan.

The evolution of the Renaissance recorder into the Baroque instrument is generally attributed to the Hotteterre family, in France. They ...

Orpheus Music stocks new Mollenhauer Recorders from Germany, Kung Recorders from Switzerland, Kunath Recorders from Germany, Dolmetch Recorders from England, and Aulos Recorders and Zen-on Recorders from Japan.

The evolution of the Renaissance recorder into the Baroque instrument is generally attributed to the Hotteterre family, in France. They developed the ideas of a more tapered bore, bringing the finger-holes of the lowermost hand closer together, allowing greater range, and enabling the construction of instruments in several jointed sections. The last innovation allowed more accurate shaping of each section and also offered the player minor tuning adjustments, by slightly pulling out one of the sections to lengthen the instrument.

The French innovations were taken to London by Pierre Bressan, a set of whose instruments survive in the Grosvenor MuseumChester, as do other examples in various American, European and Japanese museums and private collections. Bressan's contemporary, Thomas Stanesby, was born in Derbyshire but became an instrument maker in London. He and his son (Thomas Stanesby junior) were the other important British-based recorder-makers of the early 18th century.

In continental Europe, the Denner family of Nuremberg were the most celebrated makers of this period.

Many modern recorders are based on the dimensions and construction of surviving instruments produced by Bressan, the Stanesbys or the Denner family. Well-known larger contemporary makers of recorders include,  Aulos (Japan), Dolmetsch (England),  Kunath (Germany), Küng (Switzerland),and Mollenhauer (Germany). 

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    MOL-2546KD
    • Dark Stained Pearwood Bass, baroque double hole, with double key
    • Strong, stable sound: the foundation of the ensemble!
    • Natural holding position: the knick (bent head) brings the instrument closer to your body; you...
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    AU703B
    • This high-quality soprano recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • Curved windway.
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    K1593

    Made from selected Cherrywood

    Baroque fingering, double keys C/C#, extra keys G and F

    Bent ("knick") headjoint for extra access and comfort

    Kung's signature rich and warm sound, perfect for ensemble work 

    $1,347.00
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    K1201
    • Made from selected Pearwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound.
    $247.00
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    $590.00 In Stock
    K2306
    • Made from selected Palisander.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Palisander Superior has clear and powerful...
    $590.00
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    K4304
    • Made from selected Plum wood
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Plumwood Marsyas has a sweet and warm sound.
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    $565.00
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    K7416

    K4 stands for: 

    • P.I. Bressan, for the drilling profile of the recorder and the luxurious design 
    • Ernst Meyer, Maître Flutier, for the extra wide diapason and the unique voicing 
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    MOL-5431KC

    Mollenhauer bring the beauty and elegance of their Denner range to the needs of Tenor players with this bent-neck Comfort Tenor. European cherrywood is the lightest Recorder Wood and gives an amazing depth of resonance.

    $1,950.00
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    MOL-5006
    • Made from selected Pearwood with Baroque double holes.
    • Based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen.
    • Reliable, accurate playing even in the highest register.
    • A...
    $354.00
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    MOL-1117B
    • Blue glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models
    • The large finger holes are especially easy for...
    $95.00
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    $142.00 In Stock
    MOL-2106
    • Canta - the joy of ensemble playing.
    • Made from Pearwood, Baroque double holes.
    • Pleasant and clear sound which speaks easily.
    • A fine instrument for either ensemble or solo.
    $142.00
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    MOL-4001
    • Maple Garklein c3 (dark Stain)
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker, based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful...
    $536.00
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    $4,997.00 Out of stock
    MOL-8330
    • Grenadilla Treble with E-key.
    • Lavishly equipped instruments developed in cooperation with the Dutch recorder maker Maarten Helder.
    • Detailed technical extras place these recorders in the de luxe class of Harmonic...
    $4,997.00
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    $65.00 $77.50 In Stock
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    MOL-1094
    • Beige Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free...
    $65.00 $77.50
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    $1,995.00 Out of stock
    PZ23DB

    Direct Blow Comfort Tenor Recorder by Paetzold, made from high-tech 3D printed resin. 

    $1,995.00
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    PZ449DB

    Birch Plywood. The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with five sizes now available. A basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C (an octave below a tenor), a contrabass in...

    $3,030.00
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    PZ452

    Massive Cherrywood. The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with five sizes now available. A basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C (an octave below a tenor), a...

    $6,435.00
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    PZ462

    Massive Cherrywood. The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with five sizes now available. A basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C (an octave below a tenor), a...

    $7,330.00
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    $37.25 In Stock
    Z150B
    • Based on fine historic instruments, designed by Friedrich von Huene and Kodo Uesugi.
    • Especially noted for its accurate intonation and impeccable voicing.
    • A marvelous instrument for recreating the music of the...
    $37.25
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    $36.60 In Stock
    YRN302B

    A newly developed sopranino recorder

    with a brilliant tone. It sounds rich and

    even throughout the registers and is

    capable of great expression

    $36.60
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    $72.45 In Stock
    AU703BW
    • This high-quality soprano recorder has been created on the design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • Accurate intonation and rich, expressive...
    $72.45
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    $227.00 In Stock
    K1316

    Made from Pearwood

    The 4 instruments shown here indicate the range of designs used. Price shown is for a single instrument

    Unique and colourful,  finish by an Italian designer

    Baroque fingering, double holes

    Full...

    $227.00
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    $164.00 In Stock
    K1302
    • Made from selected Maple.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound. 
    $164.00
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    K2309
    • Made from selected Olivewood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Olivewood Superior has an earthy, clear, light sound....
    $670.00
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    K4404
    • Made from selected Plumwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Plumwood Marsyas has a warm and elegant...
    $1,233.00
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    K5997
    • Powerful sound, suitable for modern orchestral instruments
    • Chromatic intonation in A = 442Hz
    • Octave key for high registers
    • Key system for e', f', and f#'
    $3,340.00
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    MOL-5020
    • Made from selected Rosewood with Baroque double holes.
    • Based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen.
    • Reliable, accurate playing even in the highest register.
    • A...
    $468.00
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    $95.00 In Stock
    MOL-1117R
    • Red glitter-plastic headjoint, pearwood body
    • Wide bore producing...
    $95.00
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    $373.00 In Stock
    MOL-2206
    • Canta - the joy of ensemble playing.
    • Made from Pearwood, Baroque double holes.
    • Pleasant and clear sound which speaks easily.
    • A fine instrument for either ensemble or solo.
    $373.00
    Price includes shipping and insurance
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    $636.00 Out of stock
    MOL-4002
    • Plumwood Garklein c3
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker, based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful to the...
    $636.00
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    $5,826.00 Out of stock
    MOL-8350
    • Rosewood Tenor with B-key.
    • Lavishly equipped instruments developed in cooperation with the Dutch recorder maker Maarten Helder.
    • Detailed technical extras place these recorders in the de luxe class of Harmonic...
    $5,826.00
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    $77.50 In Stock
    MOL-1054
    • Blue Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free plastic head.
    • High quality materials and highest standard of craftsmanship.
    • Unbeatable...
    $77.50
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    $2,757.00 Out of stock
    PZ439DB

    Birch Plywood Direct Blow Comfort Tenor Recorder. The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with six sizes now available. A Tenor, a basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C...

    $2,757.00
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    $72.45 In Stock
    ZG-1A

    New model just released. The G-1A represents a major step forward in resin recorders. No effort has been spared to make this the Prince of Plastics.

    • Especially noted for its accurate intonation and...
    $72.45
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    $43.95 In Stock
    YRS302B

    The 300 Series with their arched

    windways provide excellent playability

    and feature a sound that is surprisingly

    close to that of wooden recorders.

    Their intonation is impeccable.

    $43.95
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    $77.69 In Stock
    AU709B
    • This unique, high-quality alto recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • Bright, rich...
    $77.69
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    $210.00 In Stock
    K1303
    • Made from selected Cherry.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • Within the Studio range, the Cherry descant has the most elegant sound.
    $210.00
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    $758.00 In Stock
    K2401
    • Made from selected Pearwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Pearwood Superior has an earthy and warm sound.
    • ...
    $758.00
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    $1,709.00 In Stock
    K4504
    • Made from selected Plumwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Plumwood Marsyas has a warm and elegant...
    $1,709.00
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    $2,343.00 Out of stock
    K7413

    K4 stands for: 

    • P.I. Bressan, for the drilling profile of the recorder and the luxurious design 
    • Ernst Meyer, Maître Flutier, for the extra wide diapason and the unique voicing 
    • ...
    $2,343.00
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    $384.00 In Stock
    MOL-5022
    • Made from selected Castello Boxwood with Baroque double holes.
    • Based on original instruments by...
    $384.00
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    MOL-1119B
    • Blue glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body.
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • The large finger holes are especially easy...
    $95.00
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    $505.00 In Stock
    MOL-2226
    • Canta - the joy of ensemble playing.
    • Made from Pearwood, Baroque double holes. with added single key
    • Pleasant and clear sound which speaks easily.
    • A fine instrument for either ensemble or solo.
    $505.00
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    MOL-4007
    • Maple dark stained Sopranino.
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful...
    $619.00
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    $3,881.00 In Stock
    MOL-5951

    Premiereâ of a new type of recorder: An instrument based on the Modern Harmonic Alto with innovative cool design, powerful tone and provision for connection for use as an electric recorder.

    $3,881.00
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    $77.50 In Stock
    MOL-1074
    • Red Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free plastic head.
    • High quality materials and highest standard of craftsmanship.
    • Unbeatable...
    $77.50
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    PZ442

    Cherrywood. The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with five sizes now available. A basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C (an octave below a tenor), a contrabass in F...

    $4,080.00
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    ZSN-3M
    • Classic Baroque styling and a fine clean sound for ensemble playing.
    • Maplewood, stained brown
    • English fingering, made in two sections.
    • Comes with joint lubricant and a soft...
    $289.00
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    YRA302B

    This treble/alto recorder is modelled on the famous Rottenburgh recorders.

    $71.05
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    $99.75 In Stock
    AU709BW
    • This unique, high-quality alto recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • This alto...
    $99.75
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    $164.00 In Stock
    K1301
    • Made from selected Pearwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound.
    $164.00
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    $2,803.00 Out of stock
    K2603
    • Made from selected Cherry.
    • Strong low register, clear top end.
    • Kung basses are world renowned for their quality.
    • Suitable for both solo and ensemble playing.
    • The Superio Cherrywood bass has an...
    $2,803.00
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    K4506
    • Made from selected Palisander
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Palisander Marsyas has an elegant and fine sound...
    $1,942.00
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    K5991
    • Powerful sound, suitable for modern orchestral instruments
    • Chromatic intonation in A = 442Hz
    • Octave key for high registers
    • Key system for e', f', and f#'
    $2,520.00
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    $324.00 In Stock
    MOL-5107
    • Made from selected Pearwood. 
    • Baroque Double Holes, made in 3 pieces.
    • Based on original instruments by Jacob...
    $324.00
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    MOL-1119R
    • Red glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body.
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • The large finger holes are especially easy...
    $95.00
    Price includes shipping and insurance
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    $650.00 In Stock
    MOL-2246
    • Pearwood Treble, baroque double holes, with double key.
    • Pleasantly clear sound - speaks easily: for use in ensembles or as a solo instrument, Canta is the model that offers versatility.
    • Especially resilient and...
    $650.00
    Price includes shipping and insurance
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    $735.00 Out of stock
    MOL-4008
    • Plumwood Sopranino.
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker, based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful to the...
    $735.00
    Price includes shipping and insurance
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    MOL-5959-04

    Premiere of a new type of recorder: An instrument based on the Modern Harmonic Alto with innovative cool design, powerful tone and provision for connection for use as an electric recorder.

    $3,820.00
    Price includes shipping and insurance
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    MOL-1095blue
    • Pentatonic Descant tuned in D.
    • High Quality ABS Plastic Mouthpiece with Pearwood Body.
    • Designed for small children to begin on, up to age 9 years. 
    $65.00 $77.50
    Reduced price!
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