1,230.00
$1,230.00

This Moeck alto is based on an original model by Jacob Denner (Nuremberg, 1681-1735). Jacob Denner was the son and successor of the famous and esteemed woodwind-maker Johann Christoph Denner of Nuremberg. Just like his father, Jacob Denner's excellent craftsmanship was highly-regarded far beyond the borders of his homeland. Exquisite examples of Denner originals are kept in various museums or are in private possession. Moeck's Denner rendition is based on an original Denner model found in the Musikhistorisk Museum in CopenhagenAccording to many renowned recorder makers, it is the best-preserved instrument made by Denner.

Moeck's Denner recorders speak clearly and effortlessly, and the tone colour is perfectly balanced in all registers. It has a slender and refined tone with a brilliance that is ideal for solo playing. This instrument is particularly suitable for virtuosic music with many rapid sections, such as the works of Georg Philipp Telemann.

These instruments are available in two tunings (A=415 and A=442) and two wood types (catello boxwood or grenadilla). Castello boxwood creates a warm, full sound with an elegent tone. Grenadilla, a hard and heavy wood, produces a silvery, flute-like sound. Grenadilla's clear, cool tone can cut through an ensemble, making it ideal for solo playing.

Each alto is sold with a hard, zippered case containing a cleaning rod and cloth, cork grease, fingering chart, Moeck certificate and a maintenance manual. We also include a maintenance kit, which contains duponol, oil, and oiling supplies.

Shipping

Because of the delicate nature of our merchandise, we take great care to ensure that every order arrives safely. Every shipment is insured, and we typically require signature confirmation on wooden instruments.

In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we often reuse shipping materials. So don't be surprised if your package arrives looking a bit well-loved. However, we will never compromise on the safety of your instrument. If you have any requests or specifications, please indicate them in the comments section of your order or contact us directly.

We ship to all major countries. Customers are responsible for all import fees, taxes, etc.

 

Damaged or Missing Items

Shipments should be inspected for damage upon receipt. If there is a problem, save all packing materials and contact us promptly. The shipping company will need to inspect shipping materials in order to approve a claim. If a claim is denied because of missing shipping materials, we cannot offer any reimbursement or replacement.

If damage is due to a defect in material or workmanship, it may be covered by a manufacturers' warranty. See our warranty page for more information.

 

Special Orders

A number of our instruments are available only by special order. If you would like to make a special order, please contact us. For most special orders we require a partial deposit to get the order started. For some instruments we require the full balance at the outset. Once we receive the final product, we will contact you to pay the outstanding balance. When the full payment has been processed, we will ship the instrument.

Please note that, because special order instruments are made per request, they take longer to craft and ship than other, ready-made instruments. If timing is an issue please let us know before you place your order. We will do our best to accommodate or we will direct you to an alternative option that can be shipped in time.

All special orders are considered final sales and are ineligible for return. If there is a quality issue or the instrument has been damaged, we will work with you to have the problem fixed. 

 

Return Policy

Instruments can be returned within 30 days provided the instrument is still in like-new condition. If an instrument is returned damaged, stained, or smelling of cigarette smoke, mildew, etc. we cannot offer a full refund. If the instrument can be repaired, we will offer a refund less the cost of repairs. If an instrument is returned after the 30-day window, we can provide a partial refund or we can sell the instrument for you on consignment. 

Special orders are not eligible for returns or refunds. See above for more information. 

Customers are responsible for all shipping costs.

 

How to Return

We ask that customers contact us before returning instruments. To make a return, pack up each item securely and mail it to our address

  • All wooden instruments that are shipped by air mail must be sealed in an airtight plastic bag. This includes services like Priority Mail, Express Mail, FedEx express, and UPS express among others. If you are not sure how your package will be shipped, use an airtight plastic bag just in case. This step is crucial as instruments dry out under the low air pressure and dry air conditions of air services. This can cause instruments to change dimensions, often irreversibly, resulting in tuning and voicing changes. If an instrument arrives in this condition, we cannot offer a full refund. If the instrument can be repaired, we will offer a refund less the cost of repairs.
  • Please insure the package for the total value of the contents and email us tracking information.




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