Woods

 

     

  Pear wood Origin: Switzerland and Austria. Colour: medium to dark brown. Relatively soft wood with fine porous structure. Soft, chorous tone. Suitable for playing in a group. Pear wood changes shape slightly with moisture. Requires careful handling.
  Haldu, Indian yellow-wood Origin: Asia (India). Colour: yellowish orange to grayish brown. Medium hard, low density (light!). Fine porous structure, has a soft, slightly nasal sound quality, stronger tone than pear wood. A Haldu-recorder has an astonishingly strong sound compared to its light weight.
  Prunus,
Prune wood, Plum wood
Origin: Switzerland. Colour: redish brown (light to dark). Medium to low density (very light!). Fine porous structure, slightly nasal, sharp tone. Suitable for accompaning voices.
  Box wood Origin: South America. Colour: pale yellow. fine porous structure, strong tone with sharp sound in the upper register. Suitable as solo instrument as well as for playing in a group.
  Bubinga wood Origin: Africa. Colour: medium to dark brown. Medium hard. Coarse porous structure though pores are usually solid. Strong tone, tending to sharp sound quality in the upper register. Easy to handle in every respect.
  Genuine European Box wood Origin: Spain. Colour: light, whitish yellow. Most fine porous, hard wood. Is used for the mouthpiece of alpen-horns as well as for turning pegs of violins. Very noble, mellow tone quality.
  Rose wood Origin: South America. Colour: light brownisch red with attractive redish brown long grain. Medium hard with distinct pores. Soft and yet full tone. Suitable for playing in groups or as solo instrument.
  Grenadill wood Origin: The dray African steppes. Colour: brownish to bluish black. Very hard, high density wood. Fine porous structure with solid pores. Very resistant wood. Clear and strong tone. Definitely a solo recorder.