Susato Crumhorns

Crumhorns are capped-reed instruments of the Renaissance, They produce a unique, buzzing double-reed sound. During the Renaissance, Crumhorns did not have any upper extension keys, which is the reason they are refered to as nine-note instruments. In our times, two upper extension keys are usually mounted, extending the range up to one octave and a half.

The Susato plastic Crumhorns have been phased out of production in favor of our distinctively beautiful Kelhorns. Please take a look at our Kelhorns and Reeds pages!

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

Please visit also this new website:  cappedreedsociety.org