E. Terton, Soprano, c
Grenadilla, two or three-piece
Engelbert Terton (1676-1752) was one the most famous recorder makers of early 18th century Hollland who had his workshop in Amsterdam. The original is extremely beautiful and can be found in the collection of the The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. It is made of stained boxwood and decorated with lovely engraved openwork silver rings. Its sound is still good.
Our version is normally a three-piece construction in European boxwood. On request, it can also be made in two parts (foot and middle joint as one). We can of course make this instrument with its silver decoration too.
Our Terton soprano recorder has a round and earthy sound. It is not “sharp” but elegant and soft in the high registers and its pitch is a=415 Hz.