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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
Mollenhauer Dream Flute (X) s
Soprano440 MapleTwoSingle EnglishNew - Better sound than the plastic versions! $179New

$129

Mollenhauer Dream Flute (X)
Soprano440 MapleTwoDouble EnglishNew - Better sound than the plastic versions! $189New

$139

Aesthé
(Boudreau)
Transitional
Soprano
Osborne - Rowing X
Osborne - Greensleeves X
440Boxwood TwoDoubleEnglish New - perfect for renaissance or early baroque. $440

$440

Adrian Brown Dolcimelo

Dapper's Delight - The Queen's Almain
 
Soprano
440 Curly MapleOneSingle Jambe de FerNew - sweet tone with light chiff- perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios. Plays upper register effortlessly! $1750

$1950

Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano415Boxwood TwoSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1750 $1850
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2250 $2350
Mollenhauer Dream Flute
Alto440 PearTwoDouble EnglishNew - good for all periods of music! $479

$329

MoeckKynsecker
Alto in f440 PlumwoodTwoSingle EnglishNew - Full two octave range! Perfect instrument for 17th Italian and Dutch repertoire $825$659
Mollenhauer Dream Flute
Tenor

Josquin X

Frescobaldi X

Ellington X

440PearThree Double w/Double KeysEnglish New - Full rich sound for renaissance, baroque or jazz! $879$720
Mollenhauer Dream Flute Consort (Or available separately)

Consort (Sop in c, Alto in f, Tenor in c,
Tenor in c, Basset in F)Josquin X

Frescobaldi X

Ellington X

440PearSATTB Double w/Double KeysEnglish New - Strong wide bore tenor for SATB, ATTB, or SATTB consort or solo music from any era!

$3850

$3250
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi Soprano A440/415 Curly Maple

Soprano

440/415 Curly Maple Three Single Ganassi New - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument in two pitches. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2009 $1350 SOLD 3/04/2010 to the lady in Aurora, CO
Yoav RanGanassi
Soprano466/440/415Maple FourSingleGanassi Used - Mint condition, play in any pitch! $2150 SOLD 7/05/2009 to the gentleman in Tokyo
Yoav RanGanassi

 
Alto in g466/440 MapleThreeSingle GanassiUsed - Mint condition, play in either renaissance pitch!$2150 SOLD 6/02/2009 to the gentleman in Tokyo

A415

MakerRecorder Model Recorder SizePitch MaterialPieces Holes

Fingering

CommentsList Price Our Price
Ralf Netsch Van Eyck Handfluyt

 
Soprano 415 Plumwood Two Single Jambe de Fer New - Great value in handfluyt! Exceptionally easy high notes. $995 $1050
F. Canevari Van Eyck Handfluyt
F. Canevari van Eyck soprano A415
 
Soprano415 Flamed Maple w/Ivory Thumb BushingOne SingleJambe de Fer Used - sweet tone - perfect for Van Eyck NLA$1150
Bob Marvin Bassano


 

Alto in g411/415MapleOneSingle Jambe de FerUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire.$2150 $1950
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415Boxwood One head/two bodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2250 $2350
Ralf Netsch Van Eyck Handfluyt
Ralf Netsch Van Eyck Handfluyt A415
 
Soprano 415 Plumwood Two Single Jambe de Fer New - Great value in handfluyt! Exceptionally easy high notes. $850 SOLD 6/8/2010 to the lady in Montreal
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi Soprano A440/415 Curly Maple

Soprano

440/415 Curly Maple Three Single English (not Ganassi!) New - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument in two pitches. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2009 $1350 SOLD 3/04/2010 to the lady in Aurora, CO
Ralf Netsch Van Eyck Handfluyt
Ralf Netsch Van Eyck Handfluyt A415
 
Soprano 415 Plumwood Two Single Jambe de Fer New - Great value in handfluyt! Exceptionally easy high notes. $850 SOLD 8/02/2009 to the lady in Virginia
Yoav RanGanassi
Soprano466/440/415Maple FourSingleGanassi Used - Mint condition, play in any pitch! $2150 SOLD 7/05/2009 to the gentleman in Tokyo
Adrian Brown Dolcimelo (shown with SAM130 from Vienna)

 
Soprano415 MapleOneSingle Jambe de FerNew - sweet tone with light chiff- perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1950

SOLD 6/12/2009 to the gentleman in Boston
Francisco Li VirghiHandfluyt

 
Soprano415 BoxwoodOneSingle Jambe de FerNew - round tone with light chiff - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1850 SOLD 5/12/2008 to the gentleman in Brittany

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