Historical Woodwind Instruments
|Dear Madam, dear Sir,|
After much consideration, we have ultimately decided after four decades, to close our department by the end of 2008, "Renaissance and Baroque Woodwind Instruments".
Without exception, making these instruments involves even today, extensive and complicated work by hand and demands an incredibly high level of manual skill, precision and experience from the instrument makers, besides indispensable expertise acquired over decades.
Despite all our efforts, the number of customers and people interested in these unusual instruments has always remained small. Our idealism always weighed in favour of their production and keeping tradition alive as opposed to the dictates of economy.
However, both the employees entrusted with the making of these instruments are now taking their well-earned retirement. Thus the point in time has arrived where we are discontinuing the production of these instruments, which were always more admired rather than acquired.
We have not taken this decision lightly as the crumhorns, the shawns, the cornets, and all the other instruments represent more than 500 hundred years of European history of music and culture.
Our recorder production is in no way affected by this decision.
We will gladly continue to deliver high quality recorders according to diverse requirements, whether they be recorders for beginners, ensemble or solo instruments, historical reproductions or innovative new developments.