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These recorders are usually made to order with a waiting time between 3 and 6 months - so please contact us to discuss. An ordered instrument is dispatched to us immediately on completion, and will travel from Germany to Australia by express courier - shipping costs are therefore high. All prices shown include instrument, hard case, shipping fro...

These recorders are usually made to order with a waiting time between 3 and 6 months - so please contact us to discuss. An ordered instrument is dispatched to us immediately on completion, and will travel from Germany to Australia by express courier - shipping costs are therefore high. All prices shown include instrument, hard case, shipping from Germany to the customer's door and customs clearance charges. 

Around 1975, Herbert Paetzold began to offer a square contrabass recorder made out of plywood that had been invented by his uncle Joachim Paetzold.[1] In 1977 Frans Brüggen ordered three of these instruments for his trio Sour Cream, and they soon became popular among performers for their strength in low consorts. The line has expanded to include basset, great bass, subcontrabass instruments and more recently, tenor. Herbert Paetzold merged his workshop with Kunath in 2011.

Joachim Kunath, who formerly worked for Mollenhauer, offers several lines of school recorders and reed instruments as well as the Paetzold by Kunath square recorders. 

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  • Paetzold Comfort Tenor Recorders

    Browse our range of unique comfort tenor recorders from Paetzold. Famous for their bass recorders, they have now brought the iconic square and compact design to the tenor range, with a tenor  that is unsurpassed in comfort and playability, due to the full set of keys. 

    The tenor is the ideal instrument for anyone who already plays the Descant/Soprano recorder but loves a warmer, deeper recorder sound.
    You don’t have to relearn anything: the fingerings and notation are identical to that of the Descant recorder.

  • Paetzold: Bassett in F (Bass recorder in F)

    The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, F3- G5.

    Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact basset recorder worldwide.

    The instrument is usually played while seated, with the instrument resting on the edge of the seat.

    With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span than that of the alto recorder in F, making this unique design easier for small players. Even the individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.

     Size: The instrument is overall 31 inches in length. The inner bore is about 33½ inches long.

     

  • Paetzold Contrabass 

    3-pc greatbass recorder in C, A= 442 Hz.

    The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, C3- D5.

    Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact greatbass recorder worldwide.

    The instrument is usually played while seated.

    With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span than that of the alto recorder in F, making this unique design easier for players with small hands. Even the individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.

     The instrument is overall close to 43 inches in length. The inner bore is about 46½ inches long.

     

  • Paetzold: Contasbass in F

    3-pc contrabass recorder in F, A= 442 Hz.

     The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, F2- G4.

    Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact contrabass recorder worldwide.

    The instrument is usually played while seated.

    With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span than that of the alto recorder in F, making this unique design easier for players with small hands. Even the individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.

     The instrument is overall close to 60 inches in length. The inner bore is about 68 inches long.

  • Subgreat bass recorder in C

    3-pc subgreatbass recorder in C, A= 442 Hz.

    The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, C2- D4.

    Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact subgreatbass recorder worldwide.

    With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span than that of the tenor recorder, making this unique design easier for players with small hands. Even the individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.

     The instrument is overall close to 6 foot, 5 inches in length. The inner bore is about 7 foot, 6½ inches long.

     

  • Sub Contra Bass

    4-pc subcontrabass (subsubbass) recorder turned twice at 180° in low F, A= 442 Hz.

     The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, F1- G3.

    Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact subcontrabass recorder worldwide.

    With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span to that of the tenor recorder. The individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.

     The instrument is overall close to 7.2 feet in length. The inner bore is about 11 foot, 10 inches long.