Mollenhauer's new Modern Alto, developed with Nikolaj Tarasov and Joachim Paetzold, is intended to address the demands of contemporary recorder literature. Its extended bore produces a complex, powerful tone, strong and full in the bottom register, and clear and responsive in the extreme upper range. Its wide bore design gives it a range of over 2 1/2 octaves, without stopping the bell with the knee.
It is now available with an optional extended foot joint to low E (which also increases the fingering possibilities in the upper register) and an option of either Baroque or Modern voicing.
Foot joints to low E for existing instruments are also available by special order; please call for more details.