Two of the databases presented here contain details of all historic and extant recorder makers of whom I am aware. Two further databases concern surviving historic instruments and the collections in which they may be examined. Their operation is (or should be) self-explanatory. To submit corrections and additions please email me.
The Contemporary Makers page offers some suggestions for instruments suitable for children, for amateurs and for those with physical disabilities. And a number of preformed queries are available to enable rapid retrieval of information on the availability of particular styles of recorder.