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Elody the electrifying cool recorder


Elody has the power to clean up some of the dusty images of the recorder: It all starts with Elody's new spectacular and ergonomically optimized look.
Of course, it is the inner qualities that can score twice: Being played in the usual acoustical way, Elody impresses with its powerful sound and a range up to three octaves. And then there is the discretely integrated pickup, turning the Elody in a breath into an electric recorder: a special cable is included for easy connection to any common effects unit or amplifier. And off we go - the way is open now to jam along with any kind of bands!

Sound file

Sound samples by Nik Tarasov (9 tracks samples)

YouTube video

YouTube Sound Trailer

The story of Elody

Elody goes wireless & powerchords

Elody/Helder Improv

Fingering Chart



Material, Design of color and motifs

Airbrush design, gloss varnish, pearwood, foot joint with E extension and triple key for E/ F/ F-sharp

'Premiere of a new type of recorder: An instrument based on the Modern Harmonic Alto with innovative cool design, powerful tone and provision for connection for use as an electric recorder.

Based on our tried and tested knowledge and many years of experience, every Elody is made of seasoned European pearwood. This wood has proved to possess good sound qualities and guarantees reliable intonation up to the highest register.

An essential prerequisite is for the wood to be sealed inside and out with a high-quality varnish that benefits the viscothermal properties (the thermal fluidity of the air colomn inside the bore). The wood's surface and texture affects mainly the inner bore, though its grain may still be visible on the outside under the varnished surface.

The Elody's designs are applied by hand using airbrush technique. For this reason the motif detail will vary slightly between the individual instruments in the same range. Every colour variant of the Elody is protected  from outside influences by a coat of high-quality varnish. The varnish has been highly polished and gives the instrument a sparkling appearance, depending on increasing light.

Since there are so many choices of design, these recorders are not stocked but are special order only. I'm happy to order them for you, but sales on these instruments are final, not on approval like my other instruments.

Color and motif design

The designs of Elody are prepared by hand using an airbrush technique. There may, therefore, be slight variations in motif detail.

Function: The Elody can be played in two ways.

  • Its purely acoustic sound is impressive and allows the instrument to be used as a Modern Harmonic Alto that is suitable for any musical style and context.

  • Every Elody has been fitted with a hidden pickup. The combination package includes a special cable for easy connection to any common effects unit or amplifier.

Thumb rest: an innovative thumb support made from soft synthetic rubber is an integral part of every Elody. The skin-friendly material provides the right hand thumb with a surprisingly stable grip without disturbing agility.

Block from Synpor-wood composite: This special block provides the instrument with a new musical 'durability': the core of the block consists of an artificial imitation wood product synpor, that absorbs the moisture of breath condensation without swelling. The synpor core is embedded into a solid, naturally grown, cedar wood shell.

Range: = 442 Hz

Purchased parts package:

  • Instrument including built-in pickup

  • Cable for connection to electronic equipment

  • CD Vintgar Kaleidoscope

  • Aluminium case

  • Cleaning rod wood

  • Joint grease

  • Fingering chart

  • Maintenance instructions




The model Elody Space also opens up the visual horizon: a starry sky against a night-blue background of sparkling metallic gloss varnish. Some objects are particularly sparkling as they contain various sized pieces of white imitation diamond (zirconia).






The Elody Lovely is impressive with its artistic design in delicate colours: ornamental climbers with butterflies on a pastell-coloured background. The sparkling component of the surface design consists of imitation diamonds arctic-blue zirconia stones in different sizes.






The Elody Dark shows its black soul in dark, shadowy colours: it is at home in the sub-culture of the metal and gothic style due to its sombre, dark motifs, interspersed with biomechanoid structures and symbols of ephemerality. Two pairs of staring eyes consisting of imitation diamonds (black zirconia) are mounted on the body.



Elody Special Editions

Designs for the discerning player

Apart from our basic models - Elody Space, Elody Lovely and Elody Dark, we offer a range of exclusive models in various designs. The production of these instruments is strictly limited. Only available while stocks last.

Elody Tigerlilly
Ready for the Island Neverland? This is where Elody Tigerlilly is from. It is a composite being with a certain something: both with animalistic stripes and wood-like structures.


Elody Lambo
A cult of a color: This multilayered surface with metallic and pearlescent paint is nothing for cautious spirits!


Elody Undine
The mysterious merging of blue and green in flip-flop paint makes the nymph among the recorders: There is a subtle change in color, depending on the viewing angle and brightness.


Elody Sunburst
The legendary flowing color scheme lets the natural wood structure shine through in its center and changes towards the lateral edges into darker tones.


Elody Silver Sparkle
The instrument characterized by tasteful shimmer and glimmer: poppy metallic silver flakes glisten and sparkle in a play of light and shadow.


Elody Chrome White
Colors of chrome silver and edelweiss built up of gradual transitions highlight the probably noblest form of the Elody, reduced to its basic shape.


Elody Uma the cinematic cult model (for the initiated)


Elody Spider create a web of sound



Elody Firebird bright red but not at all shy


Other Elody special editions will be available from 10th April 2013.



I LOVE IT!!  She is gorgeous...I get to try her (Elody Sunburst alto) with an amp tomorrow! Thank you so much! KB, 1/14

Awesome!!  I can't wait until I have enough money to buy another one!  You are fantastic, and I will highly recommend you to my friends! KB, 1/14