I've played baroque recorders for twenty years, in both consort and solo performances. I purchased this recorder because wanted to try a reasonably priced renaissance-like recorder.
1. Aesthetically appealing.
2. Well-designed, low maintenance joint and two-piece construction.
3. A strong, yet soft tone.
1. Playing A5 or higher using baroque fingering is possible, but renaissance fingering is better, especially when starting a phrase or after breathing.
2. Its response to articulation is not as precise as a baroque recorder's response, but it is adequate for beginner recorder players whose music does not feature intricate articulation or complicated phrasing.
This is a great entry-level recorder, but be prepared to expand your collection as your repertoire grows.