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Adriana Breukink Eagle Recorders


On the Eagle you can play any style where a strong, dynamic and flexible recorder would add to depth to the music. It's also possible to play elegantly and softly, because the voicing is very fine. The power comes from the strong basis in the tone and not from the harmonics in the 2nd and 3rd register. This ensures that the Eagle still has an authentic, round and full recorder sound. The low register is as strong as the high register so that you can make beautiful musical lines over the whole range of the instrument. This solves the usual problem of losing volume in the low register, without the instrument being too loud in the high register.

We enlarged the Eagle with an extension to E, which makes the range 2 octaves and a 6th. The high register plays easily due to addition of the octave key.

Our latest development is a new metal labium which makes the sound even stronger and more suitable for playing together with modern instruments.

The Eagle Recorder was developed by Adriana Breukink, Geri Bollinger and Kung Blockflutenbau.


Strong Balanced Sound

In the Baroque time the bore of the recorder was very narrow toward the foot.

This made the low tones weak.

The Eagle has a much wider bore, which hardly narrows toward the bottom.

This makes the tone very powerful.

Double key, E key, Octave key and Metal Labium

The key system with an extension to e' makes it possible to play very strong low notes.  The result is a beautifully balanced range of sound over the whole instrument.

The octave key supports the normal thumb hole so that the higher notes from e''' and f'(b) are easier to attain.  It is also possible to play these tones without the octave key.  The octave key can be easily adjusted to each individual hand.


A labium made from metal makes the sound stronger and attaining higher notes easier.

NEW          Eagle Ganassi Alto in F          NEW

  • Castello boxwood

  • Grand orchestral sound

  • Wooden labium

  • Solid key system for strong low f, and f#'

  • Range 2 + third octaves, from f(b) to a'''

  • A = 443Hz

  • Voicing adjusted to your breathing type

  • Sounds like a Ganassi recorder but plays much easier and the sound is stronger

  • Due to the keys, it plays modern fingering

  • Wide bore for a big sound, compatible with modern instruments


Customer Feedback

I love it. Full sound, rich and complex. A great instrument for the work that I do. JW, 08/12

Carlos Nunez:       The flute is fantastic! It is so unique and it has a very personal sound.  It opens many possibilities for the music of the future.

Michala Petri:        It is an absolutely wonderful instrument - and i am very impressed that you have been able to make an instrument so "fully" and complete and convincing at the 'first go'.

Dan Laurin:           The Eagle is a sensation with musicians. All the wind players where stunned by the power and beauty of its tone - and for me as a player it was so easy to balance and blend with the clarinets, saxophones, flutes, oboes, bassoons, trumpets, trombones - even with the tuba! Intonation as a consequence is easy: the timbre of the Eagle is good for the ears of the players. I guess it is the overtones that are logically structured and helps the player tremendously. This is a break for me as a musician. It is a possible new lifestyle that my students must get to know and understand the importance of. Just to play with all those other great musicians' is such a moving experience that it is hard to describe.

Susanna Borsch:    The volume is really cool. It blends really well with other instruments, and I'm sure I can make good use of it.

Piers Adams:         I am working - slowly but surely - on a dedicated Eagle CD project.  I am excited by it.



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grenadilla Modern C Soprano "Eagle" with B foot A443 Fingering Chart video 1 2 $1525

Modern F(b) Alto  'Eagle' with E foot + register key, A=443

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Modern F(b) Alto  'Eagle' with E foot + register key, A=443

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Castello boxwood Ganassi F(b) Alto "Eagle", A443       $1040


Ordering Information                                                                                                                                                Top of PageSubcontrabass recorder in Bb, by Adriana Breukink

Email, call or write me to order or discuss your needs.  You can't order from my web site--I like to discuss your order with you first.

Many people have told me how much they enjoy my bringing my 'store' of instruments to workshops so that they can try many different ones over the course of a few days.  This makes their decision-making process much easier. 

Obviously, when ordering by mail, I can't send you my whole 'store' of instruments to try, but I do try to come as close as is reasonably possible.  All instruments can be ordered on approval.  I am happy to send out two or more instruments for you to compare.  For instance, I could send out two or three rosewood altos, or rosewood, pearwood, grenadilla and  boxwood altos for you to sample.  Then you can play them (please, no more than 15 minutes per day, just as if you were starting the breaking-in process), let your friends try or listen to them, and let a teacher try them.  This gives you some feedback on your choice, and gives you more confidence in your decision. 

I want you to be satisfied with your instrument, and feel under no obligation to buy it if you don't like it.  A normal time for deciding is approximately one week.  I, of course, expect any returned instruments to be in like-new condition (see below).  Whether you decide to buy an instrument or not, all I ask is that you pay for shipping costs both ways.

Once you have decided on a purchase, I will bill you. 

Email, call or write me to order or discuss your needs.  You can't order from my web site--I like to discuss your order with you first.


I had an instrument returned that smelled of cigarette smoke.  The customer did not smoke, but a visitor did.  I haven't yet succeeded in removing the smell.  I can't sell a smoky instrument, so I do not want to send instruments on approval to households where people are allowed to smoke.  If a smoky-smelling (or mildew-smelling) instrument is returned to me, I will not accept it, and you will have bought it, since it is no longer in like-new condition.  In my experience, hardly any recorder players smoke, so this should be a rare occurrence.  So please, no smoke, mildew or lipstick, and brush your teeth before playing--all things you should do if the instrument were yours.  I hope you understand this policy.


I don't give out customer contact information to other companies.


I accept personal checks, money orders or cashiers checks.  
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Martin Shelton

761 N. Cherokee Rd, Suite C

Social Circle, GA 30025

(770) 366-8596

(866) 511-2981



To order, email, phone or write me your request.


I don't give out customer contact information to other companies.

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