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Zen-On G1A Bressan Alto Recorder

by Zen-On
20 reviews
£38.75 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

Zen-on G1A Bressan alto a=442. This new Bressan plastic recorder has been designed by recorder makers Shigeharu Hirao and Hiroyuki Takeyama. Made from ABS Resin this recorder has been designed as a high quality plastic recorder modelled after Bressan's original instruments. "Relentless pursuit of perfection"

Quality, sound and innovation through a meticulously reproduced bore, undercut toneholes, arched windway and authentic look.

Includes a soft black case with red trim, fingering chart, joint grease, cleaning rod and thumbrest.

Comments from Shigeharu Hirao and Hiroyuki Takeyama

Recorders have undergone many improvements over a long period of time since the Renaissance, through the Baroque era, when they attained their present form. Baroque original instruments, including and represented by Bressan's, are regarded as the most exquisite intruments even today and that is our opinion too. This means that for this model G-1A, how faithfully we reproduce the original is the key aim. In order to acheive this aim, the degree of perfection and integrity of the original recorder that we based its design on are the vital factors - above all, it has to have a stable sound.

We believe that this newly developed G-1A is the best modern Bressan model that we can hope for, with all our experience and knowledge poured into it. 

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Carol P.
United States United States


I already have a gorgeous boxwood recorder but for the moment have no one to play duets with. I bought the Zen-On for a musical friend in the hopes of luring her into the world of recorders. I've had this model in the past and have always been impressed with its playability so I hope she'll enjoy it!

Peter R.
France France

G1A Bressan

Remarkable value for money as a good copy could cost a couple of thousand! This alto responds very well to subtleties of input from an experienced player. As with most plastic instruments the timbre is a little light as is the actual instrument but does a great job as a serious practice instrument. Excellent service from EMS who delivered to France very speedily.

Lesley C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zen-On G1A Bressan Alto Recorder

The staff at the shop were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I was advised to buy this recorder as not too expensive and a good quality starter instrument. I'm managing to produce a nice tone and very happy using it.

Ron B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zen-On G1A Bressan Alto Recorder

Lovely tone & intonation. The recorder has a nice tactile feel with comfortable hole positioning. A real pleasure to play. Zen-On attention to detail and design extends to the supplied carry case fitted with a big zip pull. Fantastic service again from EMS.

A Early Music Shop Customer
Iñaki G.
Spain Spain

Excellent instrument

This recorder has a nice rich sound in the middle register, is bright and easy in the upper one and, as for the bottom, lower F has to be carefully blown. Unless tongue is conveniently depressed and air pressure is not too high, it will not come out clean. Then, it's just one note and once you become conscious of it , you hardly note this minor difficulty. Overall, an excellent instrument with a very good response, particularly when fast articulation is required. I like it better than my previous Yamaha (although this one has a fuller low F),