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Carlton F Alto Recorder - Baroque - 3 Piece Maple

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Baroque Fingering
3-piece (Without Key)
Natural Maple

Nice Recorder, But Only After I Worked On It2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
I've had this recorder for a few months and I have mixed opinions regarding its value. The one I own is not the original one that I purchased. The original one I purchased had a problem where the foot joint was not cut out correctly and it fit crooked to the body. The Vancouver store helped me by exchanging it for one where the pieces fit better. I also own two Carlton wood soprano recorders and I was very happy with them as they were put together pretty good from the factory (see my reviews of these two). Unfortunately, this was not the case with the alto. The worksmanship was very rough. The sound quality was not too good and the sound broke very easily at the lowest register. I ended up going to a recorder website by Philippe Bolton to learn how to fix it. Things I did: 1. Added a chamfer to the block and roof as well as reshaped the block. 2. Changed the head profile. 3. Sanded the finger holes. 4. Sanded the inside of the recorder, which was very rough and unfinished. After having done all that, the recorder sounds much better compared to when I bought it. It sounds clear and it can now be pushed much harder at the lower registers. My advice is, if you want to buy this recorder, be prepared to put in some basic woodworking to get it up to par. If you're not prepared to work on it, I would recommend not buying this recorder. The reason I give this recorder five stars for value is that inexpensive wood recorders are rare.
Posted by Alex on May 6, 2020
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Out of tune and poor built quality1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
I wouldn't recommend, if for some reason you really want a wooden Recorder (why pay so much in something so fragile and with limited hours of practice when you have cheap and yet extremely durable and amazing built and sound quality) I suggest buy a Moeck or Mollenhauer. This one is only a waste of money, the cheapest resin Yamaha has a much better sound.
Posted by James Mallon on Dec 20, 2018
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Could be OK for beginners2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Tried the alto Carlton recorder and found that it has a very week upper register. Definitely not good for an intermediate or advanced player. You get what you pay for.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2017
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