Treble / Alto Recorder in f’ after Stanesby,
a = 400/405, stained boxwood with double or single holes, Baroque (English) fingering,
Sound: full and dark timbre.

Thomas Stanesby (sen.), London (1668 – 1734),
mark: STANESBY, dolphin/ T Stanesby, 8-pointed star

Born in Morly Lyme (Derbyshire), GB, according to Hawkins (1776) he and his son Thomas Stanesby jun. were ‘both men of ingenuity and exquisite workmen’.


Lit.: Guido Klemisch, „Zur Bauweise der Blockflöte um 1700 und Möglichkeiten des Nachbaus,“ in SAIM, Beiheft 12, Michaelstein/Blankenburg, 1992, S. 47
William Waterhouse, „The New Langwill Index“ London, 1993, ISBN 0-946113-04-1
Pillip T. Young , 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments, London 1993