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Saunders Recorders

New Recorders
and
Accessories

These recorders are available.
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I do not handle recorders with 'German Fingering'.

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Garklein Flötlein

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Aulos Smiley Icon - Recommended Model - Click for Details 501S

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Brown/white plastic.
'Symphony' One piece.

garklein 27.29
In Stock
Kobliczek KOB752

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Maple wood. 'Praetorius'
Two part.

garklein £166.63
In Stock
   

Standard (Baroque) Sopraninos

Aulos Smiley Icon - Recommended Model - Click for Details 507B-E

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Brown/white plastic. Three part. 'Symphony'

sopranino £15.42
Temp. O/S

'Early' Sopraninos

Kobliczek KOB754

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Maple wood. 'Praetorius'

sopranino £181.21
In Stock
   

Standard (Baroque) Descants (soprano)

Descants - Suitable for Beginners

The 'school' recorder. The much maligned instrument that comes to everyone's mind when the recorder is mentioned. These are cheap and cheerful. Many others are instruments of musical torture. The Aulos 'Robin' is far better than you would ever expect from the price.

Aulos Smiley Icon - Recommended Model - Click for Details 205A

Eye Icon - Link to Picture 'Robin' Plastic, brown/white. (yellow bag) Speaker Icon - Link to Sound.

descant £12.50
In Stock
   

Descants - Suggested for Improvers.

These models are a step or two above the cheapest and can be good value. If you are a complete beginner I do not think it would be wise to buy from the next more expensive group. Learn to play confidently first.

Aulos 703BW

Eye Icon - Link to Picture 'Haka'
Rosewood finish plastic. Speaker Icon - Link to Sound.

descant  £30.83
In Stock

Descants - More suitable for 'Serious' Players.

The higher quality models are made of wood. The 'very best' quality is the preserve of individual craftsmen. If you are playing a lot... say hours a week rather than minutes a day, avoid maple and pear wood... and olive as well, you will wear the instrument out in ways that cannot be repaired. I no longer have any stock of this class of recorder.

   

Standard (Baroque) Trebles (alto)

Trebles - Suitable for Beginners.

All recorder players interested in classical baroque music should play the treble (alto) recorder. It is the solo recorder. Do not be put off by the change in fingering from the descant (soprano). Start with one from this group. My comments about descants and choice apply equally to trebles.

Aulos Smiley Icon - Recommended Model - Click for Details 209B

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Brown/white plastic. 'Robin'

treble £19.00
In Stock
Aulos Smiley Icon - Recommended Model - Click for Details 309A

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Brown/white plastic. 'Bel Canto'

treble £29.00
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Trebles - More suitable for Solo Players.

The plastic models provide an interesting alternative to expensive wooden recorders for advanced and improving players. Their more individual tone quality, which favours the higher notes, may not appeal to a novice.

Aulos 709BW

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Rosewood finish plastic. 'Haka' Speaker Icon - Link to Sound.

treble £46.25
In Stock
 

Tenors

Aulos 211A

Eye Icon - Link to Picture Brown/ivory plastic, keyless. 'Robin'

tenor £45.00
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These items have been moved here from my previous descriptive recorder list.

CASES & ACCESSORIES

Recorder Cases

Descant

Recorder bags, tough, padded, and colourful.
Various designs. Eye Icon - Link to Picture

sr 32384 £5.00
Descant

Recorder bags, plain colours. Eye Icon - Link to Picture

sr 33312 £5.00
Mollenhauer

Tenor recorder bag, brown (MOL7723).

sr 24365 £17.00
Kung

Tenor (straight) blue.

sr 28462 £8.50
Dolmetsch

Tenor blue (E102T)

sr 41171 £17.00
 

Hard Cases   de luxe cases, wood frame, black vinyl covered, with handles. Approximate dimensions in centimetres.

Generic

descant, 27 x 11 x 6  Eye Icon - Link to Picture (SHC)

sr 19910 £35.00
Generic

tenor, 44 x 15 x 8 (THC)

sr 19309 £50.00

Odds and ends.

Aulos

Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for descant.

DTR £1.00
Aulos

Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for treble.

ATR £1.50
Aulos

Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for tenor.

TTR £2.00
Aulos

Plastic bass recorder beak. The current model, large diameter, 12mm. (can be adapted to fit any bass pipe). Eye Icon - Link to Picture

  £3.99
Custom

Bass Recorder Beak.
The Aulos beak (above) is in short supply and they are not always in stock. I am now able to produce wood bass recorder beaks myself. Eye Icon - Link to Picture It would be best to send me the pipe but an accurate dimension for the beak end of the pipe would suffice. Please contact me if you would like one.

  £5.00
 

Oil (for wood recorders).

  £1.00
Mollenhauer

Cork grease "lipstick".

MOL 6131 £2.25
Generic

Descant brush / mop (soft).

sr 17398 £0.75
Helin

bass brush / mop (soft).

sr 17381 £4.75
Custom

Sling for any bass (simple hook.) Eye Icon - Link to Picture

sr 43731 £5.00
Moeck

Maintenance kit (specify N/S or A/T).

  £19.95
Mollenhauer

Antikondens.

  £2.50
Generic

Flute cleaning rod, aluminium.

  £7.50
   
 

MISCELLANEOUS MUSICAL GOODS

 
 

Manuscript A4 10-stave 100 pp (white pad)

  sr 31684 £4.50
 

Manuscript A4 10-stave 64 pp (white spiral-bound book)

sr 31677  £3.00
 

Manuscript A5 4-stave (wide) 24 pp (white book)

sr 31660 £2.00
 

Manuscript Block, 200 sheet 12 stave block.

sr 25171 £4.25
 

'Musicland' manuscript book, A4, 12 stave.

sr 22118 £0.95
 

Manuscript Paper. Follow this link for "DIY" files.

K&M

Music Stands, multi-coloured
Special Offer - Free Postage

  £25.00
 

Music Stand Screws (German) for column, also wing nut.

  £0.50
 

Music Stand Lamp (13A UK plug)

  £25.95
 

Lid Guard (to prevent slamming of piano keyboard lid)

  £25.00
 

Folding clarinet stand (store in bell)

  9.25

Please see the folk music page for 6 hole 'penny whistles' in several models,
Generation, Soodlum, Shaw, Eagle, Feadog, Susato, etc. and music. Click here.

 

'Swannee', or Slide Whistle, coloured plastic.

  £2.99
 

Chromatic Pitch Pipe (circular) E - E'

  £9.95

Wittner Clockwork Metronomes

 

Super Mini, clockwork.

  £29.99
 

Cat, clockwork.

  £49.95
 

Owl, clockwork.

  £49.99
 

Electronic Metronome

   
 

Yamaha QT1, choice of wood block sounds and A440.

  £29.99
 

Batons

   
 

Mostly with pear shaped cork handle, several lengths, one price.

  £3.95
 

ONE HANDED RECORDERS

Those made by Zen-On are no longer available. There is a Dolmetsch design based on the "Academy" model, for wooden descants and trebles. Mollenhauer also produce wooden instruments of this sort. The mechanism is differently organised.

One handed recorders to the Dolmetsch design are made by Peter Worrell.

These are very expensive items on account of their individuality and the amount of skilled work needed to produce them.

 

SPECIAL RECORDERS
FOR
PROBLEM HANDS

I have plastic descant and treble recorders for those with unusual hands. Aulos have produced instruments in which the angular position of each hole may be set by the owner to accommodate short or missing fingers. It may be played either hand at the top and plugs are provided to block holes which cannot be reached. A very comprehensive guide is provided and the loss of some fingers is not the bar to playing that it seems at first. It is possible to play with only six digits. Click here to view a pdf copy of the descant setting up instructions. This instrument makes recorder playing possible for many who have thought it beyond their physical capability.

Only the lower hand of the treble version has the holes on separate parts. Full details of the treble model are here. There are three versions of the treble. I have the 'English' one in stock. There is a rubber ring around the bell of the trebles. Its use is not explained but when I tried one out I found myself resting the end of the recorder on my desk. Query answered! The 'German' trebles are playable with one less finger than is usual and come in 'right handed' and 'left handed' versions.

Contact me if you would like to try either on approval.

   

SECOND-HAND INSTRUMENTS

I used to deal in good quality used instruments. Few of these made it onto my web pages. A small separate list is maintained. I am very fussy about quality and I do guarantee the second-hand stock, though I prefer to sell it to personal callers. I do not handle commission sales but I now have a 'small ad' page.

 

MUSIC

As I approached retirement, I 'downsized', and sold most of my large stock of music to Recorder Music Mail. (I kept the beginners methods as these are often needed by first time recorder buyers. The few that I now have left are at half price and I am open to offers.) I still have recorder interest books a selection of folk music and some used recorder music in excellent condition .

   
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SAUNDERS RECORDERS
BRISTOL ENGLAND

john@saundersrecorders.com

Orders by email (preferred), telephone, or post, welcome.
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Goods normally dispatched within 24 hours.

Please see the News page for details of the changes to the business.

The business is no longer VAT registered.

The business proprietor is John Everingham F.T.C.L.

 
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