This flute is built in the full Boehm/Lot system, with the additions of a C# trill key, a Bb shake, and a wonderful half-shutting of the Bb key for venting high C and G#, as well a... read more
American Flute Guild.
Los Angeles, USA
Made in Elkhart IN by Emerson Deford, embouchure cut by Paul Rabino. French model with offset G, B foot with gizmo. Fancy rings. Drawn tone holes.... read more
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This clear work of art from Amsterdam is built on the Boehm 1832 system as made by Godfroy and Lot, taking design elements from the Godfroy/Lot flutes throughout their output from ... read more
This is an eight keyed flute with C foot. The keys are pillar mounted. The headjoint with partial slide. The G# key is at 90º in the French mode, yet the instrument has some Ge... read more
Clair Godfroy Ainé. Another fascinating flute from the Skowronek collection.
The full Godfroy / Lot French Model, with C foot. Thumb trill with Godfroy 3-key trill rod.... read more
J. C. Haynes
This high-pitch Boehm system flute is patterned after Boehm and Mendler, with the French G# and thumb Bb. The foot is to C. There were three principle flute designs popular in Am... read more
Flutemakers Guild wooden headjoint.
Tube .013". Thinned wood headjoint with raised lipplate.... read more
Wm. S. Haynes
This is the classic Haynes version of the Boehm and Mendler flutes used by Carl Wehner and others in the Boston Symphony. Closed G#, Bb trill, C foot, thumb crutch (removed).... read more
Alexander Illitch Eppler (headjoint)
Wooden headjoint with indented flyway.... read more
Wm. S. Haynes
This exquisite flute, the former property of John Wummer, is made in the typical Haynes version of the Boehm and Mendler wooden flutes, with plateau keys and a pinned, two roller f... read more
Wm. S. Haynes (head and foot)
All we have here are the head and C foot. Foot pads possibly Straubingers.... read more
This is Bettoney's model 1000 wooden flute, seemingly made around 1920 (Berdahl).... read more
Flutemaker's Guild (from Felix Skowronek)
Full Boehm with b foot, Split E with on/off switch. Thinned wood, in three pieces. Offset G.... read more
This interesting flute is an adjusted French 8 keyed flute, with changes made to enhance the playing of traditional tunes. The embouchure is reshaped into a softened rectangle. T... read more
One key flute with two corps de rechange, tuning slide in foot, patterned after G. A. Rottenburgh. A modern replica.... read more
Rudall Carte & Co., Ltd. From the Skowronek collection.
Standard Boehm with Bb trill. C footjoint probably original. Headjoint probably added later, along with B foot. Mechanism has been lengthened and put onto new tube, probably in ... read more
This beautiful piccolo is an open G# system, with standard thumb Bb, and Bb trill. The foot is to D. The bore is conical. The keys are all covered. The strap is one piece, the ... read more
Frankfurt a/M, Germany
This is an 11 keyed flute, with fully lined ivory headjoint, E trill, alternative touch for Bb, and B foot. This instrument differs from the Viennese flutes more in the style of c... read more
Antique and Handmade Flutes
by David and Nina Shorey
Regular visitors will notice the addition of "Handmade" flutes to our title.
Thanks to our work with the great French flutes of the 19th century, we have gained an increasing interest in the next development in flutemaking, namely the 20th century flutes of Haynes and Powell, and their offshoots.
Since many of these instruments are practically modern, we have enjoyed interacting with a larger group of players than are drawn to earlier times.
If you purchase one of our instruments, we want to be sure that your experience is an enduringly happy one. We have been selling vintage flutes for 33 years this April. We have found new homes for over 900 instruments, all of them extraordinary, and the flutes were good too.