Cantabile X-20 ... a very interesting woodwind for beginners?

Discussion in 'General Information' started by Old Puff & Blow, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Old Puff & Blow

    Old Puff & Blow

    Sep 11, 2015
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    At age 70 and with breathing problems it seemed a bit silly to consider taking up a non-fipple woodwind instrument. But hey - so what - I went ahead anyway.

    After flirting with a Xaphoon (ghastly mouthpiece), a LittleSax (interesting but weird fingerings), a Nuvo Dood (actually pretty good when fitted with a traditional reed rather than Nuvo's own plastic reed), I came upon the Cantabile X-20 which has proved to be a revelation.

    For those who don't know the instrument, it uses a Bb clarinet reed and looks (to my inexperienced eye) to be very similar to a chalumeau.

    I have posted a full review for the instrument on Amazon UK.

    Bearing in mind that I'm a raw beginner with reed instruments, I can only confirm that the X-20 is a really interesting instrument to consider as an alternative to, say, a recorder, especially if you prefer the sound and tone of a reed instrument.
  2. Aulos303

    Aulos303 _•_ •_• __ •_•_ •____| Banned :(

    Sep 9, 2016
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    I like the look of that. It seems to be basically a truncated recorder fitted with a reed mouthpiece. And only 28 quid here in England

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