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Soprano Class Flute, baroque double hole, 432 Hz

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soprano class flute, baroque fingering, with double hole for c/cis and d/dis, 432Hz



The instrument from the model series class flute with the model designation: 117-172 manufactured by Paetzold by Kunath is a recorder that always generates fun in daily use.
This feature is due to the clever combination of the ingenious model in fine tuning with the tonal characteristics of the pear wood material used.

The material impresses with its special qualities in this instrument. The special features can best be described with the following words: Rich in overtones.

The scale length

. The course of the inner bore of the instrument is slightly cylindroconical and wide. 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 can the flute be used for?

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

Who is this instrument aimed at?

It follows that recorders made of pearwood are particularly suitable for semi-professional, professional players. Another generally valid law is that a more sophisticated instrument makes music-making more enjoyable in most cases than one of inferior quality.

The wind tunnel of the recorder


The windway is the area in the head of the instrument where the breathing air is formed into a thin sheet of air. This air leaf is the basis of a flute's tone production. In interaction with the labium the air leaf produces the fundamental vibration that generates the flute's tone. The shape of the windway is thus one of the formative basic features The recorder 117-172 by Paetzold by Kunath has a windway which is straight and conical.
Conical windways accelerate the air more than cylindrically shaped windways.
Wind tunnels are very complex in their design due to the system and many parameters play together.



The instrument Paetzold by Kunath Klassenflöte 117-172 is offered in the version: Baroque fingering.


. It is not always possible to drill tone holes in places in the body of the instrument that are easy and convenient to reach with the fingers. Especially on bass recorders, tone holes are located in positions that are ergonomically inaccessible for acoustic reasons. On such instruments, the instrument maker adds mechanics that {simplify|make gripping easier, or even possible in the first place.
The 117-172 instrument has the following keys: None. This allows it to be ergonomically grasped by players with smaller hands. This key system is unique and legally protected. Especially in Taiwan and Korea, these recorders are frequently used in schools by internationally renowned teachers for adolescent players.
But also adult players with reduced grip span of the hands appreciate the advantages of the Ohne.



The number of individual parts of a flute shapes in many ways the way in which the woodwind instrument enables easy handling in terms of easy assembly on the one hand, and convenient transport on the other, during daily use.
This is a point that should not be underestimated, especially when transporting larger (and sometimes several) instruments.
Leaders of recorder orchestras will agree.

Packaging and accessories

. The instrument comes standard with a bag and the following accessories: Grease cup, wiper rod, fingering chart.

Hygiene tips

. If the recorder is played by more than one person, it is advisable to disinfect the blowing area at regular intervals to prevent the transmission of diseases. Flautisept has proven to be a practical aid. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

How to find a new instrument

. What is the easiest way to find your new instrument
? Get expert advice
However, don't let "generally valid" rules such as "material xy doesn't work at all in an ensemble / for professionals" dissuade you from testing an unfamiliar instrument yourself. Your taste is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide which instrument will tempt you to "make music endlessly".
Our recommendation is therefore: Play different brands that you may not have tried before. You can lose nothing, but only win.
More Information
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 432 Hz
Surface finish Geölt/Gewachst
Windway Gerade zylindrisch
Blowing type Direkt angeblasen
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birnbaum: Weicher, chorischer Klang. Geeignet für das Spiel in der Gruppe
Construction 2-teilig (Kopf-, Unterstück)
Musical use Alle Stilarten
Material structure Birnbaum: Sehr tragfähig mit feinporiger Struktur.
Packing mehrteilige Baumwolltasche
Model series Klassenflöte
Material Birnbaum
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