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
One key flute with two corps de rechange, tuning slide in foot, patterned after G. A. Rottenburgh. A modern replica.... 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
Robt. Bigio headjoint
Upper sides overcut, full slipstream flattened out on far side. Tenon seems to be .013".... 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
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
Alexander Illitch Eppler (headjoint)
Wooden headjoint with indented flyway.... 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
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
Wm. S. Haynes (head and foot)
All we have here are the head and C foot. Foot pads possibly Straubingers.... 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
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
Antique and Handmade Flutes
by David and Nina Shorey
Dear Flute Enthusiasts,
David and I happily served the flute community for over 30 years offering both endless information and exquisite instruments. Unfortunately David’s passing has closed the door to this venture, but we are blessed with so much written knowledge of the instruments that passed through here over the years.
The following pages, filled with photographs and information, are here for your perusal, whether you have an avid interest or a mild curiosity. There is a lot to glean from these pages, but anyone who knew David Knows it’s also a good read. Enjoy!