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Theoretically the windway of the recorder is the important part. The exterior could be shaped like anything you want. Even an original piece of art with a natural look.
Unlike the Empire State recorder the parts of this recorder are compatible with the RecorderV2.2 so you could build it from the previous in steps if you desire.
Music is art and beautiful, but why can't your instrument be artistic when it's not making sounds? Another example of 3D printing allowing designs to go beyond functional to decorative.
This one is a bit more of a project:
- Print treerecorder-brown.stl in brown plastic. (Alternately print treerecorder-mouthpiece.stl, treerecorder-upperbody.stl, treerecorder-lowerbody.stl, and treerecorder-foot seperately)
- Sharpen the edge of the lip on the mouthpiece to a fine point.
- Print treeRecorderLeavesCap-green.stl in greel plastic. (Alternately print treerecorder-leavesleft.stl and treerecorder-leavesright.stl)
- Glue or hot glue the left and right together.
- Place the leaves atop the mouthpiece.
- Print treeRecorderspples-red.stl in red plastic. (Alternately print 5 treerecorder-apple.stl)
- Hang the apples on the tree.
- Remove the leaves and put asside.
- Twist the foot to adjust for comfortable pinky finger placement.
- The top of the body and the mouthpiece is connected with a longer connecter to allow for some tuning.
- Note that if you start with all holes covered and remove them one-by-one that the high notes are going to sound flat. That is normal. To get the proper tones for all the notes use the key chart on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorder#Recorder_fingering .