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The instrument from the model series MASTER with the article number: 469-AP from the workshop Paetzold by Kunath is a recorder, which creates joy of playing in the classroom as well as on stage.
This characteristic is largely due to the clever combination of the outstanding construction concept in combination with the advantages of the birch plywood used.

This material convinces with its special advantages. The peculiarities can best be described with the following words, whereby it is in the nature of things that sounds can only be described inadequately with words. Therefore, the sound of recorders is perceived and described by everyone in varying detail: Noble.

The scale

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

For which music can the flute be used?

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

Who is this recorder for?

This means that instruments made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for semi-professionals and professional players. Another noteworthy basic rule is that in most cases a valuable instrument makes making music more pleasant than a bad one.

The wind tunnel of the recorder

The wind tunnel is the area in the head of the recorder in which the breathing air of the musician is formed into a thin air sheet. This air leaf is the determining element of the sound production of a flute. In interaction with the labium, the oscillation generating the flute tone is generated from this air leaf. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus highly relevant for the musical design ability of the flute.

The model 469-AP by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conical wind tunnels accelerate the breathing air more than cylindrically shaped ones.
Wind tunnels are extremely complex in their geometric form and many parameters play together.

Wise of grip

The model Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 469-AP is available in the following versions: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to drill the tone holes into the parts of the body of the instrument that are comfortable to grasp with one's hands. Particularly with deep recorders, some tone holes are located in places that are not ergonomically accessible for reasons of response-relevant necessities. With these instruments flaps are mounted, which facilitate the gripping considerably {simplify |, or make at all only possible.
The instrument 469-AP has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This makes it easy for players with smaller hands to grasp. The flap shape is unique and legally protected. Especially in Korea and Taiwan, these instruments are often used in schools by leading teachers for adolescent players.
But also older players with small hands appreciate the advantages of Paetzold full folding.


The number of individual parts of a recorder characterizes in many ways the way in which it can ensure uncomplicated handling with regard to easy assembly on the one hand and convenient transport on the other hand during daily use.
This is a point not to be underestimated, especially when transporting larger (and sometimes several) instruments.
Ask veteran ensemble leaders once.

Packaging and accessories

The instrument comes standard with an optional bag / case and useful accessories: Fat jar, fingering chart, care instructions

Hygiene tips

If the flute is often borrowed, it makes sense to sterilize the headjoint regularly for your own protection. In these cases, the remedy Flautisept has proven itself. You will find Flautisept in our assortment.

Comments for searching for a new recorder

How do you easily find a future instrument?
Inform yourself in detail!
However, you should never let yourself be deterred from trying out an instrument yourself by the opinions prevailing in your environment. Your taste is as unique as you are. Therefore only you yourself can decide which recorder tempts you to "make endless music".
Our recommendation is therefore: Play with different designs that you have never tried before. You can only gain new experience.
More Information
Voice Contrabass
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Airbrush: Palisanderoptik
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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