Reply To: Dolonite Dolmetsch vs Bernolin Resin


Hi Jan,
Just to be clear: the Dolmetsch ‘dolonite’ recorder is a factory-made instrument from the ’60s-’70s that may sound fine to some, but it is limited, as it was designed to be a ‘consort’ instrument, so it will be very smoooth sounding. Not really for solo use, but OK for folk music.

The Bernolin alto in resin is largely hand-made which gives it more dynamic attributes as a soloist instrument. Totally different beasts, with price points to confirm that. Hope that clears up some confusion.

-Christopher (from ‘ning)

(Below: A dolonite tenor like the one I had)

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Mainly French & English baroque repertoire on an A403 Bressan, and an A415 DeBey. Recorder enthusiast since 1971. Early Music program at York University, French baroque instruction at Royal Conservatory in Toronto.