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Bassetblockflöte „HP-Original“, Master, Schwarz lackiert, Paetzold by Kunath

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The instrument from the series MASTER with the article number: 449-AS built by Paetzold by Kunath is a companion that can always create fun while playing.
This characteristic is largely due to the special combination of the outstanding model design and the fine tuning with the sound characteristics of the birch plywood used.

The material of this instrument is strikingly pleasant due to its special qualities. The properties can be characterized in such a way, whereby it is in the nature of things that sounds can only be described inadequately with words. Therefore, the material-typical sound of recorders is perceived and described differently by each person in the details: Wooden and warm.

The scale

The geometry of the inner bore of the recorder is cylindrical and wider. This type of bore gives the recorder its typical sound.
In principle, instruments with a wider bore sound warmer, fuller, more fundamental and thus more ensembleable than models with a narrower bore.

What music can the instrument be used for?

Birch plywood is particularly suitable for recorders used in jazz, folk, dance and popular music.

Who is this instrument intended for?

Thus it follows that recorders made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for semi-professionals, professional players. Another noteworthy rule is that a higher quality instrument usually makes making music less complicated than a supposedly cheap one.

The wind tunnel of the recorder

The wind tunnel is the area in the recorder head where the blowing air of the musician is formed into an air blade. This air leaf is one of the most important elements of the instrument's sound generation. At the labium, the oscillation that fundamentally generates the flute tone is generated from the air leaf. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus extremely relevant for the range of artistic uses of the flute.

The model 449-AS by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conical wind tunnels accelerate the air blade more than cylindrical ones.
Wind tunnels are of course extremely complex in their design and many parameters influence each other.

Wise of grip

The model Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 449-AS is manufactured in the version: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to drill the tone holes in places in the instrument that are easy and comfortable to reach with the fingers. Especially with larger instruments, some tone holes are located in places that are impossible to reach for reasons relevant to response. With such instruments, the instrument maker assembles key mechanisms that make gripping much easier or even possible in the first place. The instrument 449-AS has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This allows the recorder to be played above average by players with smaller hands. This type of flaps is unique and legally protected. Especially in Korea and Taiwan, these instruments are often used in youth ensembles by internationally renowned teachers for adolescent players.
But also older players with small hands appreciate the advantages of Paetzold full folding.

Construction of the body

The construction of a musical instrument strongly influences the way in which the flute is used, on the one hand, in a way that makes it easy to assemble and, on the other hand, convenient to transport.
A point that becomes particularly important when larger or multiple instruments are taken along .
A point that becomes particularly important when larger or multiple instruments are taken along. Experienced ensemble players can sing you a song about it.

Packaging and accessories

The recorder comes standard with an optional bag / case and the following accessories: Fat jar, fingering chart, care instructions

Hygiene tips

If the flute is used by several players, it is advisable to clean the beak area sterilely if necessary in order to prevent the transmission of diseases. In this case the remedy Flautisept has proven itself. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

How to Find a New Instrument

What is the easiest way to find your next instrument?
Get expert advice!
But don't let "well-intentioned" advice prevent you from testing an unknown flute yourself. Your musical feeling is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide for yourself which construction method will make you happy.
Our recommendation is therefore: Try different brands that you have never tested before. You can only win.
More Information
Voice Basset
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Schwarz lackiert
Windway Gerade, konisch
Blowing type Anblasrohr
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birkensperrholz: Tragender aber weicher Klang
Keys Vollbeklappung (Paetzold by Kunath)
Construction 3-teilig (Kopf-, Mittel-, Fußstück)
Bore zylindrokonisch
Musical use Ensemble, im chorischen Spiel und solistisch
Material structure Birkensperrholz: Das Holz ist zäh, biegsam, elastisch, schwer spaltbar und mässig schwindend.
Packing Verpackung optional
Model series MASTER
Material Birkensperrholz
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