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The recorder from the Flautina & Flautino series with the model designation: 3170A from the Paetzold by Kunath workshop is a musical tool that provides lasting fun in the classroom as well as on stage.
This peculiarity is due to the special combination of the above-average design in interaction with the expressive possibilities of the pear wood material used.

The material pleasantly inspires with its special qualities in this instrument. The special qualities can best be described with the following words: Ensemble capable.

The scale length

. The geometry of the inner bore of the instrument is cylindrical and narrow. 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 suitable for ensembles than models with a narrower bore.

What kind of music is the flute best suited for?

Pearwood is excellent for instruments used in folk and for beginning recorder playing.

Who is this recorder aimed at?

It follows that recorders made of pearwood are particularly suitable for ambitious amateurs, advanced players. Another basic rule worth noting is that a valuable instrument makes playing together in most cases less complicated than a simple one.

The wind tunnel of the recorder


The windway is the area in the recorder head where the musician's blowing air is formed into a thin sheet of air. This air leaf is the central starting point of a recorder's tone production. At the labium the vibration which generates the flute tone is created from this sheet of air. The shape of the windway is thus one of the defining principles The model 3170A from Paetzold by Kunath has a windway that is straight and conical.
Conical windways accelerate the air leaf more than cylindrically shaped windways.
Wind tunnels are complex in their geometric design and many parameters are influenced by each other.



The model Paetzold by Kunath Flautina & Flautino 3170A is offered in the following version:.


. It is not always possible to place the tone holes in places in the instrument that are comfortable and easy to reach with the fingers. Especially on low instruments, due to tuning necessities, some tone holes sit in positions that are impossible to grasp. On these instruments, the instrument maker mounts keys that make grasping distinctly {simplify|easier, or even possible in the first place.
The 3170A instrument has the following keys: None. This allows the recorder to be grasped by players with smaller hands. This form of key mechanism is unique and legally protected. Especially in the Asian region, these recorders are often used at schools by well-known teachers for young players.
But also older players with small hands do not want to miss the advantages of the Ohne once they have used it.



The number of components of a musical instrument has an extraordinary influence on the way in which the flute can ensure sensible handling in terms of easy assembly on the one hand, and safe transport on the other, during daily use.
A point that becomes especially important when larger or more instruments have to be taken along.
Leaders of recorder choirs know how useful good and compact recorder cases are. Provided that the instruments can be disassembled easily.

Packaging and accessories

. The instrument comes standard with a case and the useful accessories: Grease box, fingering chart, care instructions.

Hygiene tips

. If the instrument is borrowed frequently, it is advisable to disinfect the blowing area at regular intervals for your own protection. The care product Flautisept has proved to be a good disinfectant. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

Notes on finding a new instrument

. How do you easily find your new instrument?
Ask acquaintances!
But don't let "general" rules like "the material xy doesn't work in an ensemble / for professionals" stop you from testing an unknown instrument. Your musical perception is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide which instrument makes you personally happy.
Our recommendation is therefore: Try new construction concepts that you may never have tested before. You can only gain experience.
More Information
Voice Soprano
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Geölt/Gewachst
Windway Gerade, konisch
Blowing type Direkt angeblasen
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birnbaum: Weicher, chorischer Klang. Geeignet für das Spiel in der Gruppe
Bore zylindrisch
Musical use Alle Stilarten
Material structure Birnbaum: Sehr tragfähig mit feinporiger Struktur.
Model series Flautina & Flautino
Material Birnbaum
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