I've learnt to play recorder as a child about twenty years ago. My parents bought a few cheap and more expensive wooden beginner flutes. None of them were able to keep up with this plastic recorder and all of them were more expensive. The sound of this recorder surely can't compete with one of the more expensive wooden recorders. But it beats every single wooden beginner recorder, which I have gotten my hands on.
The color was the thing, which my husband liked to much, that he had bought this recorder. It's not only fun for kids.
Quality: The quality is good. Every piece fits together and nothing is to loose or to tight. No sharp edges or other material failures. The recorder is solid and easy cleanable if you want. There are no pieces, which could soak up water and no glue or cork, which could get damaged. The foot is adjustable and fits in the best position for your pinky. You also get a double hole for c# and d#.
Sound and Response: The sound is quite nice. It sounds like a recorder should sound. It's warmer and brighter then I expected it to be. The response is good, even in the higher octave. It's hard to accidentally overblow in the lower octave.
If you play this recorder, you will see the moisture inside. But that doesn't do anything with the sound. It just looks a bit weird to me, maybe because I'm used to wooden instruments. You can easily shake, wipe or blow the moisture out.
I'm satisfied with this recorder and would by it a second time. It's such a low price for a good quality and a decent sound. Nice beginner instrument.
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