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The instrument from the series MASTER with the model designation: 439DB manufactured by Paetzold by Kunath is a musical tool that provides lasting joy of playing in class as well as on stage.
The instrument owes this characteristic mainly to the special marriage of the outstanding model in combination with the qualities of the birch plywood used. This material captivates with its special advantages. The characteristics can be described approximately in such a way, whereby it lies in the nature of the thing that sounds can be described always only insufficiently with words. Therefore the sound of recorders is perceived and described somewhat differently by each person in the details: Overtone-rich.

The scale

The inner bore of the instrument 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 styles can the instrument be used?

Birch plywood is ideal for instruments that are used in ensembles, choral ensembles and soloists.

Who is the instrument intended for?

This means that recorders made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for beginners. A further important rule of thumb is that a better instrument naturally enriches learning progress more than a supposedly cheap one.

The Wind Tunnel of a 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 germ cell of the sound production of a recorder. At the labium, the oscillation that fundamentally generates the flute tone is thus created from this air leaf. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus extremely influential for the musical design ability of the flute.

The model 439DB 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 complex in their geometric form and many parameters influence each other.

Wise of grip

The recorder Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 439DB is offered in the following version: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to place the tone holes in places in the body of the instrument that are easy and convenient to reach with the fingers. Especially on bass instruments, tone holes are located in places that are not within reach for tuning reasons. With these instruments, the instrument maker installs flaps that make gripping much easier or even possible in the first place. The instrument 439DB has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This allows the recorder to be played comfortably even by players with smaller hands. The flap shape is unique and legally protected. Especially in Korea and Taiwan these models are often used in youth ensembles by leading teachers for young players.
But even adult players with reduced grip of the hands do not want to miss the advantages of Paetzold full folding once they have used it.


The number of individual parts of a flute influences in many ways the way in which the woodwind instrument can be used, on the one hand, to ensure easy handling in terms of easy reachability and, on the other hand, to ensure safe transport.
A point that is particularly important when transporting larger or multiple instruments. Experienced ensemble players can sing you a song about it.

Packaging and accessories

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

Hygiene tips

If the recorder is used by several players, it is recommended to sterilize the blowing area regularly in order to maintain cleanliness. Flautisept has proven to be a practical aid in these cases. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

advice on the way to a new recorder

How can you find a new instrument?
Inform yourself in detail!
But in no case should they be prevented from playing their own recorder by "generally valid" rules, such as "that the manufacturer xy does not work at all in the ensemble / for professionals". Your musical perception is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide for yourself which instrument concept will lead you personally to "endless music-making".
Our recommendation is therefore: Test unknown design concepts that you have never tried before. You can only gain new experience.
More Information
Voice Tenor
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 2-teilig (Kopf-, Unterstück)
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 Etui
Model series MASTER
Material Birkensperrholz
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