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Aulos 709W Alto Recorder

by Aulos
11 reviews
£49.17 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

The 709W 'Haka' alto plastic recorder in an imitation rosewood finish.

The 709W is made after an original instrument by early 18th century Dutch maker Richard Haka. It has a rich, reedy tonal quality, making it suitable for much of the baroque solo repertoire, with a stronger more reliable tone than cheaper models. 

This recorder is in three pieces and is supplied with a brown case, cleaning rod, thumb-rest, fingering chart and joint grease.

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Sandra W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Aulus 709w alto recorder for beginner

This is a lovely recorder, I’m very happy with it. As a beginner I relied upon the previous reviews, which were very helpful and accurate! It does feel a little longer than my old wooden alto but it is actually easier to hold and find the correct fingering, even though I have small hands. It sounds excellent too, very reedy and mellow. I’ve found that it does clog up quite a bit, however this may be down to my inexperience. Fast delivery, thanks!

Alessandro U.
United States United States

Pretty cool, believe me!

I received the recorder recently (1-1.5 weeks ago) and here is my review!!! The low notes: very reedy sounding and cool volume. High notes: sounds like a Csakan and they are easy to play compared to the Yamaha Ecodear:-) c# is easy. Whole register: very reedy and sounds close to a dizi for me:-) the low and high register are balanced but the high register is a little more overpowered. The grip or how easy is to get a good hold of the instrument I can say Aulos is the best plastic recorder I have:) When it comes to the appereance: Aulos is not shiny and has a wonderful wooden look. Have a cool day,

Valerie L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Forward to my past!

Just relearning how to play the alto recorder now I am old, having played the soprano recorder at school 123 years ago. Thanks to good advice from the Early Music Shop team, I now have an excellent recorder. So. No excuses from me on the sometimes hideous noises I’m making

Mark D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

An excellent plastic recorder

I have three plastic trebles: the Aulos Haka, the Aulos 509B and the Yamaha YRA 302BIII. The Haka is by far my favourite. It has the most complex, interesting sound of the three, it's possible to do more with the sound in terms of varying the volume and articulation, and (unlike the Yamaha) clogging is minimal. It's a very nicely-made recorder too, and looks very attractive in its wood grain finish. I'd argue this is more of a soloist recorder, as I think its strident, reedy sound would not blend as well with other instruments as that of the Aulos 509B. As a solo instrument, highly recommended: I enjoy playing it as much as I enjoy playing my Mollenhauer Denner in castellowood. And that's saying something!

Helen C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very pleased with the purchase

I found that the tone is very good for a plastic recorder. The high notes are easy to obtain and the recorder itself is very pretty to look at. I would certainly recommend it to someone else.