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Walnut, Cherry and Maple Wood Kelhorns. The production pieces in the center show the convoluted internal bore.

Set of Maple Kelhorns
Kelhorns (Kelischek Horns) are very similar to Crumhorns and Cornamusen (capped reed instruments popular during the Renaissance) but have a significantly shorter overall length due to a convoluted snake-like internal bore. This makes the instruments much easier to play (and transport) because the finger holes are closer together and do not require an uncomfortable stretch. Even small hands can reach the tone holes on a Bass instrument!  For good volume, a "Bell" is carved into the end of each horn. They are fitted with our long lasting and reliable Susato Reeds. These new reeds are wonderfully responsive and require less air pressure. They are ready when you are for that next tune. The sound is wonderfully "Buzzy" and flexible!  Like Crumhorns, Kelhorns are 8' instruments, sounding an octave lower than same-named recorders, which are of the 4' family of instruments. (For example: The pitch of a Soprano Crumhorn or Kelhorn is the same as on a Tenor recorder. A Tenor Kelhorn pitch is like a Great-Bass Recorder, a Bass Kelhorn like a Contra-Bass Recorder, etc.).

For Crumhorn and Kelhorn Music, see our
series of Susato Press Editions for nine-note instruments called:
Nine is Fine
and Capped Reeds Music.


Check out the Media Gallery for video clips of George Kelischek playing capped reeds!
 
   Products   Price   Buy Now 
  SKMWC -  Susato Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -d''-, Maple- or Walnut- Wood.  $295.00  Buy Now
  AKMWG -  Susato Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -a'-, Maple- or Walnut- Wood.  $295.00  Buy Now
  AKMWF -  Susato Alto Kelhorn in -f- to -g'-, Maple- or Walnut- Wood.  $295.00  Buy Now
  TKMWD -  Susato Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -e'-, Maple- or Walnut- Wood.  $360.00  Buy Now
  TKMWC -  Susato Tenor Kelhorn in -c- to -d'-, Maple- or Walnut- Wood.  $360.00  Buy Now
  BKWWF -  Susato Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -Bb-, with two ext. keys, Walnut Wood  $460.00  Buy Now
  BKMWF -  Susato Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -Bb-, with two ext. keys, Maple Wood  $460.00  Buy Now
  GBKWWC -  Susato Great Bass Kelhorn in -C- to -f-, with two ext. keys, Walnut Wood  $490.00  Buy Now
  GBKMWC -  Susato Great Bass Kelhorn in -C- to -f-, with two ext. keys, Maple Wood  $490.00  Buy Now
Kelhorn Hardcases
  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (SA or AA) KHCSA -  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (SA or AA)  $68.00  Buy Now
  KHCTB -  Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (TB)  $68.00  Buy Now
  KHCSAT -  Susato Hardcase for 3 Kelhorns (SAT)  $78.00  Buy Now
  KHCSATB -  Susato Hardcase for 4 Kelhorns (SATB)  $98.00  Buy Now
  KHCSATBGB -  Susato Hardcase for 6 Kelhorns (SAATBGb)  $128.00  Buy Now
Kelhorn Display Racks
  SKDR4 -  Susato Display Rack for Kelhorn Quartet (SATB)  $45.00  Buy Now
  SKDR6 -  Susato Display Rack for Kelhorn Sextet (SAATBGb)  $54.00  Buy Now
Methods for Capped Reed Instruments
  The Crumhorn by Edgar Hunt (method) ED11239 -  The Crumhorn by Edgar Hunt (method)  $12.95  Buy Now
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