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The instrument from the series MASTER with the model number: 489DB made by Paetzold by Kunath is a recorder, which gives joy of playing in class as well as on stage.
This special feature is largely due to the skilful combination of the above-average design with the expressive possibilities of the birch plywood used.

This material captivates with the instrument remarkably pleasantly by its special advantages. The properties can best be described with the following words: Soft, warm.

The scale

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

For which music can the instrument be used?

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

Who is the instrument intended for?

As a result, instruments made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for semi-professionals and professional players. An additional noteworthy legality is that a better instrument usually makes interaction less complicated than a bad one.

The wind tunnel of the recorder

The wind tunnel is the area in the instrument headpiece where the blow air is formed into a thin air blade. This air leaf is the basis of the sound of a recorder. At the labium, the oscillation that fundamentally generates the flute tone results from this air leaf. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus extremely influential for the musical expressiveness of the instrument.

The recorder 489DB by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conically shaped wind tunnels accelerate the breathing air more than cylindrical ones.
Wind tunnels are naturally extremely complex in their geometric form and many parameters play together.

Wise of grip

The flute Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 489DB is manufactured in the version: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to place tone holes in places in the body of the instrument that are comfortable and easy to grasp with the fingers. Especially with larger instruments, tone holes are located in positions that are not ergonomically accessible for reasons relevant to response. With these instruments flaps are attached to the instrument maker, which {simplify {easily} the grasping, or make at all only possible.
The instrument 489DB has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This allows players with smaller hands to grab the ball strikingly. This form of flap mechanism is unique and legally protected. Especially in Taiwan and Korea, these recorders are often used in schools by well-known teachers for adolescent players.
But also older players with reduced grip span of the hands enjoy the advantages of the Paetzold full folding.


The construction of a flute greatly influences the way in which the woodwind instrument can be used in daily life, on the one hand to ensure sensible handling with regard to easy assembly and on the other hand to ensure safe transport.
A point that becomes particularly important when larger or more instruments are to be carried. Leaders of large ensembles know how useful good and compact recorder cases are. Provided that the instruments can be dismantled into small parts.

Packaging and accessories

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

Hygiene tips

If the recorder is used together, we recommend that you disinfect the blowing area regularly to maintain cleanliness. In these cases, the care product Flautisept has proven its worth. You will find Flautisept in our assortment.

Recommendations for searching for a new recorder

How do you easily find your future instrument?
Ask friends!
However, they should not be deterred from trying out a flute themselves by the opinions prevailing in their environment. Your musical feeling is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide for yourself which flute will entice you personally to "make endless music".
Our recommendation is therefore: Try different instruments that you may never have tested before. You can only win.
More Information
Voice Subkontrabass
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Naturfarben
Windway Gerade, konisch
Blowing type Direkt angeblasen
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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