This pearwood instrument is in near mint condition. Made by Robert Cronin in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Cronin bases all his instruments on museum originals.
The bore and tone-holes have been carefully modified to produce an instrument of exceptionally good response and intonation. The fan-shaped reed projects from a pirouette, and the single key is covered by a fontanelle.
The range is two octaves, G3 to G5. This shawm, with its loud and exciting sound, is immensely satisfying to play in the shawm band.
It is pitched at A-440, and comes with two reeds.
This instrument comes with the case shown. The Schermer/Cook soprano shawm in the photo has sold and is not included.