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Finished and Kit RWC shawms

 

The Renaissance shawm (forerunner of the modern oboe) is a double reed instrument with a wide conical bore that flares quickly towards the end into a large bell.

These two attributes (wide bore and large bell) give the shawm its characteristic power and tone, making it suitable for outdoor playing and use with large consorts. The strident sound of a shawm carries well in a noisy environment.

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Finished and Kit RWC shawms

 

RWC Shawm
Renaissance workshop company produces two sizes of shawms. Their designs are based on originals in the Brussels Conservatoire Collection.

Carefully selected English sycamore is hand turned, bored, reamed, sanded and polished by our own craftsmen.

Our finished Sopranino Shawm has a pirouette for the safe adjustment of the cane reed and overblows at the octave to give a range of a little over one and a half octaves, f' - d''.

The Soprano Shawm has a pirouette fitted onto a brass staple for the safe handling of the cane reed. The Soprano is the most commonly used voice of the shawm family having a playable range of two octaves c' - c'''.

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 shawms

 

Shawm 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.

The RWC shawm kits are extremely simple to assemble involving only three turned parts and no fingerhole drilling. Made from selected English sycamore the pirouette is reamed to accept the brass staple, the stem has pre-drilled fingerholes and the large diameter bell has the stem socket turned. A cane reed, brass staple, bell hole drill, instruction manual and fingering chart are all included.

The Sopranino Shawm kit when completed has a range of over 1 1/2 octaves f' - d''

The Soprano Shawm kit is the most popular of the shawm family and has a range of two octaves c' - c'''

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

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Finished and Kit RWC shawms

 

Shawm 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 photographs illustrates each stage.

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

 

 


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