Sylvestro Ganassi describes in his 1535 in Venice published work „la Fontegara“, a coursebook for diminution, how he accomplished with certain fingering to expand the pitch range of a recorder common at that time substantially about 1 ½ octaves. It is controversial if he refered to a certain recorder type by that. Only few instruments from that time allow by their construction to play more than only few tones of the „Ganassi-fingering“, the most well-known of which is in the art-history museum in Vienna.
Reconstructions of this instrument allow a relatively effortless pitch range of more over 2 octaves. The cylindric internal bore with wide expanding bell at the lower joint is characteristic for the design of these recorders. The have a powerful, robust sound especially clear and radiant in all pitches.
The finest handcrafted early-baroque soprano recorder- also called Ganassi recorder- with two lower joints in a=442 Hz and 415 Hz is made of maple.
For maintenance and to conserve the beautiful sound it is neccessary to regularly oil the recorder.
Included in the scope of delivery is a soft padded cord-pocket with Löbner-maintenance kit and playing-in-guide
every recorder is tested thoroughly of its tuning, response and sound
for every here purchased instrument we grant a 2 year warranty starting with purchased date