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Transitional and Ganassi Type Recorders

Here is a listing of our transitional style soprano and alto recorders for sale, with an occasional tenor. These instruments are designed with a wider bore than baroque style recorders and a more conical bore than most renaissance style recorders. Transitional recorders, more properly known as early baroque recorders, are most suitable for playing the early Italian and Dutch baroque repertoire between 1600 and 1650. Until recently, most professionals used Ganassi-type recorders for this repertoire, but after research by Eva Legene, Fred Morgan, Ture Bergstrom and others, several makers began producing instruments based on the Rosenborg recorders from Denmark, the early Haka recorder in Edinburgh, and the Kynsecker instruments. In addition, Bob Marvin published his design for a “Van Eyck Handfluyt˝ and many makers used his design as a starting point for their own models. Early baroque recorders have an expanded range compared to renaissance wide-bored instruments, but do not require any special fingerings for the upper range, unlike Ganassi models. What's more, their tone is generally not as strident as most Ganassis.  Some players still prefer to use Ganassi instruments, particularly because of their extraordinary powerful low notes. All instruments, new and used, are sold with a 7-day trial period. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase.

A440

MakerRecorder Model Recorder SizePitch MaterialPiecesHoles

Fingering

Comments List PriceOur Price
von Huene Ganassi

 
Soprano A440 Curly Maple One Single English New - Perfect for renaissance consort or 17th c baroque. $1200 $1200
Ralf Netsch
Rosenborg

 

SopranoA440 European BoxwoodTwoSingle Jambe de FerNew-. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. 1450 $1350
Luca da Paolis
Ganassi

 

SopranoTwo bodies: A440 and A415European BoxwoodThreeSingleGanassi Used. Fine condition. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. $2250 $1950
Fred MorganGanassi

 

SopranoTwo bodies: A466 and A440Stained MapleThreeSingleGanassiUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$3950
Fred MorganGanassi

 

Alto in g Two bodies: A466 and A440Stained MapleThreeSingleGanassiUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$5550

A415

MakerRecorder Model Recorder SizePitch MaterialPieces Holes

Fingering

CommentsList Price Our Price
F. Canevari Van Eyck Handfluyt
F. Canevari van Eyck soprano A415
 
Soprano
Van Eyck Duo Philis schoon Herderinne - SA
415 Flamed Maple w/Ivory Thumb BushingOne SingleJambe de Fer Used - sweet tone - perfect for Van Eyck NLA$1150
Luca da Paolis
Ganassi

 

SopranoTwo bodies: A440 and A415European BoxwoodThreeSingleGanassi Used. Fine condition. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$1950
Adriana Breukink Dream Transitional

Tenor
Purcell Pavan in g minor
English Country Dances
415 European Boxwood ThreeDouble/w Key English/BaroqueUsed (As New_ - exquisite tone perfect for 17th c. Italian, English, and German music NLA $2950
Bob Marvin Van Eyck

 

Soprano in c 411/415 Stained MapleOneSingleJambe de FerUsed. Fine condition. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$3550
Bob MarvinBassano

 

Alto in g 411/415Stained MapleOneSingleJambe de FerUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$5350
Bob MarvinGanassi

 

Alto in g460/466Stained MapleOneSingleGanassiUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$5350
Bob Marvin Wollick

 

Tenor in C460/466
Stained MapleOneSingle RenaissanceUsed. Fine condition. Perfect for renaissance music. NLA$5950
Bob MarvinGanassi

 

Alto in f   
OR
Alto in g
460/466

411/415
Stained MapleOneSingleGanassiUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire. NLA$5950

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