The Renaissance recorders come as a whole family and are a perfect choice for ensemble playing, with the special feature that all members of the family bear the same tone quality and are mellow to the ear. The earliest Renaissance recorder excavated was found in a Medieval German mansion in 1987. It is generally believed that the instrument was made in the late 13th century. The sounding system of the instrument, though, was established in the New Stone Age. The Renaissance recorder family comprises the soprano, the alto, the tenor, the Bassett, the bass, the great bass and the sub-bass.