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Finished and Kit RWC Racketts

 

Having no less than nine parallel bores the rackett must surely be the ultimate development of multiple bored instruments.

Each bore is connected to the next in such a way that the instrument actually has a playing length several times its physical length.

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Finished and Kit RWC Racketts

 

RWC Rackett
The rackett is one of the Renaissance Workshop Company's considered specialities and we make not one but three sizes, tenor, bass and great bass each one set up with either a cane or a plastic reed.

They are made from a single block of sycamore bored nine times and slotted at alternate ends to create a series of interconnecting bores. The whole body is turned to shape around the central bore before being sealed with linseed oil. Cork bungs fitted to the slots are sealed with wax and the ends of the instrument are covered by polished brass plates. The finished racketts are then tested for any leaks before being tuned by our experienced craftsmen.

Our Great Bass Rackett is less than 15" (43cm) high yet bottom note plays at the pitch of a pedal C organ pipe. Great Bass range: CCC - GG

Our Bass Rackett is less than 12" (35cm) high yet plays a bottom FFF below the sub contra bass recorder. Bass range: FFF - D

Our Tenor Rackett is less than 9" (23cm) high yet plays at the same pitch as a sub contra bass recorder. Tenor range: CC - G

The price includes a fitted carrying case and your choice of cane or plastic reed.

Each instrument is entirely hand built to special order by in house craftsmen in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) and comes with 12 months warranty.

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Finished and Kit RWC Racketts

 

Rackett Kit
The same range of instruments are offered in kit form for home assembly.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.

If you are interested in building your own rackett and unravel the mysteries of this fascinating Renaissance instrument, choose among the three sizes: Great Bass Rackett Kit with a range: CCC - GG, Bass Rackett Kit with a range of FFF - D and Tenor Rackett Kit with a range: CC - G

The body is supplied in English sycamore with all the bores pre-drilled and slotted. All the hardware parts, drills, cork, brass end plates, cane or plastic reed, pirouette and the all important fingering chart are included. A plastic reed is supplied as standard with the option of cane upon request.

Full instructions in a clear and concise manner take the builder step by step through the construction of this fascinating instrument, explaining the inner workings of a multiple bored instrument.

A special working template ensure that each fingerhole is drilled into the right bore, in the right place and at the right angle even for the first time builder.

All the kits Include free access to our customer 'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or playing.

An attractive fitted hard case is available to protect the instruments above when finished.

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Finished and Kit RWC Racketts

 

Rackett Plan
You can make the same range of instruments from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner.

A fully dimensioned plan and a set of templates illustrates each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.

 


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