The Richard Haker 703W descant recorder is a lovely upgrade from one of our student recorders, its a nice looking instrument and has really excellent intonation and tuning. The design is based on refinements made by the great 17th century craftsman Richard Haker and is better for it. The sound is refined, sonorous even, with a charming softer edge to its tone.
The instrument is of the standard 3 piece design, so it can be cleaned and maintained with little effort. It even comes with its own joint grease which makes assembling the instrument smooth and leaves no room for air leaks.
It has the standard soprano recorder range, from the C above middle C to the D two octaves above that and looks different to the norm with its nicely finished simulated wood grain and ivory trim.
Specification at a glance
Light brown simulated wood finish with Ivory trim
Aulos patented Cavity Wall design
Curved windway design
Adjustable thumb rest
33cm in length
3 piece instrument with concave bell at the foot joint