I have since been revisiting my youth (after cleaning the head with antibacterial solution). Though I actually recall that I took my flute in to most early high school music lessons, and while the rest of the class shrilled away on plastic recorders, I played along on the flute, and tried to maintain some enthusiasm. My private flute teacher (who mostly played jazz reeds) actually recorded some albums playing wooden recorders if I remember rightly. I wouldn’t mind playing something like an alto baroque wooden recorder (but I just found myself looking at Mollenhauer recorders on ebay – yikes they are expensive!).
I believe most Schneider recorders are now made from Maple wood, but I have no way of telling with this one. It's quite reddish in colour.
I also found these books for $1 each. Bargain. I already own and have read Encouragement, so I will give that away, but I didn't have Paul Grimmond's book.