"So you decided to make some music, eh?"

"Music to my ears - Boxwood is the best wood for boring long holes in - so it's ideal for wind instruments.

"It is very hard and strong and it won't split when you drill holes for each note."

A bit about your wonder

These treble recorders were made around 300 years ago, by a famous craftsman called Thomas Stanesby and his son.

They have hardly been damaged or warped in three centuries.

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