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Großbassblockflötenkopf „HP-Original“, Master, Birkensperrholz Natur, Paetzold by Kunath

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The instrument from the series MASTER with the model designation: 459HPK from the workshop Paetzold by Kunath is a companion who always brings new joy to playing music.
This is largely due to the clever combination of the pioneering design in symbiosis with the advantages of the birch plywood used. The material fascinates with this instrument pleasantly by its unique qualities. The properties can be characterized in this way: Noble.

The scale

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

For which music can the flute be used?

Birch plywood is ideal for instruments used in jazz, folk, dance and popular music.

Who is this instrument intended for?

Thus it follows that instruments made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for semi-professionals, professional players. A rule of thumb to be observed is that a better instrument usually makes learning more pleasant than a seemingly inexpensive bargain.

The wind tunnel of the recorder

The wind tunnel is the area in the recorder head in which the breathing air is formed into a thin air blade. This air leaf is the determining element of the sound of a flute. In interaction with the labium, this air leaf generates the oscillation that causes the flute tone. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus one of the defining principles for the musical design of the achievable sounds of the instrument.

The model 459HPK by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conical wind tunnels accelerate the breathing air more than cylindrical ones.
Wind tunnels are of course extremely complex in their geometric design and many parameters influence each other.

Wise of grip

The recorder Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 459HPK is delivered in the following version: .


It is not always possible to place the tone holes in places in the body of the instrument that are easy to reach with the fingers. Especially with larger instruments, for acoustic reasons some tone holes sit in positions that are impossible to reach. The instrument maker attaches key mechanisms to these instruments, which make gripping considerably {easier|or even possible in the first place.
The instrument 459HPK has the following keys: . This means it can also be played ergonomically by players with smaller hands. This type of flaps is unique and legally protected. Especially in Taiwan and Korea, these recorders are often used in recorder orchestras by internationally renowned teachers for young players.
But also older players with reduced grip of the hands appreciate the advantages of the .


The number of parts of a recorder characterizes in many ways the way in which it allows uncomplicated handling in terms of easy reachability on the one hand and compact transport on the other during daily use.
This is a point not to be underestimated, especially when transporting larger (and sometimes several) instruments.
Leaders of large playgrounds will agree with us.

Packaging and accessories

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

Hygiene tips

If the instrument is played by several people, it is advisable to disinfect the beak area if necessary for your own protection. In these cases, Flautisept has proven its worth as a cleaning agent. You will find Flautisept in our assortment.

advice on the way to a new recorder

What is the easiest way to find a next instrument?
Get expert advice!
Under no circumstances should well-intentioned advice prevent you from trying out a flute yourself. Your musical perception is as unique as you are. Therefore only you yourself can decide which recorder tempts you to "make endless music".
Our recommendation is therefore: Test different materials that you have not yet tried. You can only win.
More Information
Voice Greatbass
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Naturfarben
Windway Gerade, konisch
Blowing type Anblasrohr
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birkensperrholz: Tragender aber weicher Klang
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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