Zen-On, established in 1931 in Japan, makes top quality recorders of wood and ABS at reasonable prices. They enjoy the highest reputation for quality and are recommended by many world famous players for students and professionals.

Wooden Models - Bass and Tenor
These baroque-styled recorders are made of quality Japanese seasoned cherrywood, cut and finished to the finest tolerance by master craftsmen. These beautifully grained recorders are surprisingly light and produce clear and brilliant tones. Each instrument is produced on an individual basis with a resonant and full tone throughout the whole range. These high quality cherry recorders, with their balanced and flexible sound, are perfect for ensemble work.

Long years of reseach and craftsman's skill have resulted in this high quality Bass recorder. A soft touch and evenly balanced sound enable even beginners to use this instrument without difficulty. Made in three sections with two keys for C and C# and direct blow mouthpiece.

The Tenor features quality intonation and a fully resonant but serene tone throughout the whole range of the recorder. Its warm, rich sound is essential for the recorder ensemble. Made in three sections with two keys for C and C#.

All prices include a carrying case, Susato thumbrest, joint grease and fingering chart. The Tenor comes with a hard case, the Bass comes with a hard case and neck strap.

Plastic Models - Alto and Soprano
The Bressan Alto, designed by Friedrich von Huene and Kodo Uesugi is the first modern version in plastic of the fine historic baroque instruments made by Bressan. Zen-On's advanced molding technique makes it possible to manufacture this instrument with greater precision than most wooden instruments. All lovers of baroque music will hail the Alto Bressan as a marvelous instrument for recreating the music of the 18th century.

The Stanesby Jr. Soprano recorder is the perfect match for the Bressan alto with its elegant tone, good balance and response. The thumb hole is specially designed to make high notes speak easily and to prevent condensation. Professionals and amateurs find the Stanesby Jr. ideal for playing solo and ensemble pieces.

Each model is made of high quality ABS plastic and include a carrying pouch, thumbrest, joint grease, cleaning rod and Baroque fingering chart.

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Direct blow Bass and Tenor with keys
in Cherrywood with Bressan Alto and Stanesby Jr. Soprano made of ABS plastic