Curtals

I make the full range of curtals from the soprano to the octave bass.

 

Soprano

My soprano instrument is an improved version of Graham Lyndon Jones’s model. It is based on the Augsburg alto, no key but the left hand little finger covers a hole in the up bore.

Alto in g

Based on the Augsburg alto, no keys but the left hand little finger covers a hole in the ascending bore.

Alto in F

Has two keys and is based on the Berlin open instrument.

Tenor in c

Is based on the Berlin open instrument.

Basses

My basses at a’=460/465 Hz are copies, the 440 instruments are scaled versions:

Augsburg
Merano
Berlin, open
Frankfurt
 

Quart bass

A copied and scaled version of the Augsburg instrument.

Quint bass

My improved version of Graham Lyndon Jones’ model.

Octave bass

A copied and scaled version of the Augsburg instrument.

I preferably make the smaller instruments from the wood of fruit trees like pear, white beam or service wood. The larger ones are made from sycamore, maple or field maple.
Quart, quint and octave basses can be made either in a one or two piece construction.

Don’t hesitate to inquire about instruments not mentioned in this list.
 

For the prices of the instruments please consider the current price list.