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I've recently acquired this amazing instrument.

It's a metal ( silverplate brass) recorder with a part pearwood mouthpiece.

It is tunable and has a thumbrest. I understand they are pretty valuable but I don't know how much interest there is, I will be probably offering this for sale in the appropriate section at a later stage.

Do any of you know about it and would advise to the price to ask?

These pictures are from another such recorders nearly identical to mine.





 

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Apparently this was produced between 1965 and 1970 and developed for an Hungarian Musician Gyula Foky-Gruber see here playing it



here is a video of Susanne Fr枚hlich playing the same recorder

 

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Found this:

Hungarian composer, recorder maker, and recorder player Gyula Gruber developed the Silberton, an all-metal soprano recorder made entirely of nickel-plated brass, and an alto made of rosewood with a metal head-joint and two keys for the lowermost finger hole. Both feature a system of adjustable voicing achieved by altering the position of the block and the height of the windway. Both were of cylindrical bore. Later the German firm Hopf, for whom Gruber worked from 1965-1970, produced Silberton instruments which they now offer as Gruber System recorders by Kobliczek in sopranino, soprano, and alto models. Today, Gruber himself is no longer making recorders.
 

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thanks for both informations.

I had come across the recorder for sale site ( but of course I would still need an idea of a price before I do that).

I had found more or less the same description given by Soybean on the site of a recorder museum.

It is not exactly clear though whether they are still (2020) made and for how much they sell. I have privately got a few more messages from other members which seem to suggest that the flutes are still in production and are sold for some 鈧649

http://www.flautissimo.de/instrbody.php4?serbez=16

Another site seems to sell them for 鈧720

By the way my copy is in the Baroque system finger setting.
 

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Interesting stuff! By the way, it may make sense to change the thread title from Silverton to Silberton... 鈥淪ilber鈥 meaning silver in German.
 

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In the meantime this recorder has found a new owner in the Netherlands. She is a professional recorder player and educator.

I鈥檒l be on the lookout for rare and interesting instruments yet to be discovered.
 
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