lol...well the alto's a good choice too. Telemann wrote loads for it and there are many Bach cantatas with obbligato parts for alto recorder. The recorder repertoire may be more extensive than guitar even.
Would you play a plastic guitar? No, you have a wooden one. Guitars can be cheap and pricey. A recorder is a musical instrument after all, even if terribly undervalued. Professional players have handmade instruments. Everything you know about musical instruments applies.
Probably tho Ive never had the chance to try. I will say tho that an average priced plastic recorder would be a better buy than a cheap wooden one. My plastic Yamaha sells for about £40-I was given it by a friend in Switzerland. But a wooden one for that price would probably be nasty. The equivalent in wood would run to 3 figures.
Yes I'm a member of that site. I love the name, a reference to two traits of a duct flute. The fipple, being the block that creates the sound and the chiff, the less desirable sound that a recorder makes when its blown too hard, particularly prevalent in the bottom notes. I had a tenor, a keyless one by Aulos, but I couldn't get on with it and I sold it. As for wooden recorders, yes I'd like a wooden alto but there's no way I could afford, or justify, the price of one.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:38 pmI was browsing Chiff and Fipple--now that's a great name!--which is a site with a recorder section. Everyone there is a player. Several suggest that plastic recorders (for beginners) can sound just fine. Naturally I'd prefer wooden, but I know nothing about recorders despite playing a soprano for a few years decades ago. The keyed tenors 'look' fabulous. As it turns out there's a well regarded early music store about thirty traffic hell miles away from me in Mountain View. I may need to visit.
This could be a big mistake on my part so I may not want to lay out a lot of money at first.