This is my favorite recorder. I have a small selection some plastic functional and others from renaissance fairs. This was my first dabble into music as a youth and later became a collection for the library. I only dabble now days but appreciate recordings from professionals. My father likes to keep playing "Poor Wayfaring Stranger."
Even though there are other portable interments, this animal is a good place to start and there is something so real about wood. Not noticed are durability, baroque fingering, and patented mouthpiece.
Definite improvement over plastic recorders, it not only feels nicer but actually sounds better too. The finish is naturally not quite as good as its £50 or £100 stable mates, but you can have no complaints at the price. Note, it comes without a case/bag, so you'll need to acquire one to keep it scratch free.
on 18 January 2016
I recently picked up the treble, and in an attempt to encourage my children to participate, I bought this lovely little recorder. It's so nice, I prefer it to my treble! Lovely smooth sound, tuned well, feels rustic compared to plastic - for this alone I'd recommend it as an ideal choice for a child or adult. Now bear in mind I am no expert and have nothing to compare it with - that said, it's cheap, attractive (I really like the two piece), mellow sound, it's a winner for me!