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Aulos 511B Symphony Tenor Recorder

by Aulos
3 reviews
£82.50 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

The 511B Symphony Tenor plastic recorder by Aulos.

Aulos are one of the major names in plastic recorders and the first manufacturer to successfully make a recorder from ABS synthetic resin. The 500 Symphony series is more faithful to historic designs and provides players with an inexpensive instrument of highly quality, with good intonation and response.

This tenor has a double bottom F/F# key to help with reach and also stability of sound at the bottom. This recorder is supplied with a zip case, cleaning rod, thumb-rest, fingering chart and joint grease.

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David B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I've been playing this recorder for about a month, and I'm thoroughly impressed with it. The lowest notes are strong and the middle register is very easy to play. (I haven't ventured any higher yet.) The tone is amazing, especially for a plastic instrument with a non-too-skilled player. It's warm with a hint of reediness. The C/C# keys have a very smooth action and are fairly quiet. One slight reservation is that you do have to be very careful about clogging, but I've heard that about other plastic tenors too. Note that this instrument actually needs a larger hand stretch than the Aulos unkeyed tenor. I have fairly large hands, so this wasn't an issue for me. The holes are offset so as to guide your fingers into a rather steep but not uncomfortable angle, which helps with the reach. Also, the 4 hole is bored at a angle for the same reason. It took a while to get used to the hand position, but it was worth it.

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Robert P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A very pleasing first alto recorder.

I’m very happy with this recorder. I bought it partly as an experiment. Several years ago I broke the ring finger of my left hand badly, leaving it with limited mobility. I wanted to find out if that finger would cope with the bore of a tenor recorder. (An alto is fine for me). Initially, I found playing this recorder a struggle — but that’s entirely down to my injury, not the recorder. Now I’m coping. Last night I played it for an accordionist friend. She was “wowed” by the sound and wants to buy one. Enough said. If all goes well I’ll be purchasing a wooden tenor from the EMS before too long.

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Phat D.
Vietnam Vietnam

Aulos 511B Symphony Tenor Recorder

Very satisfied.