|This beautiful and well used flute is made in the classic Tulou system, which is essentially an eight-keyed flute with additional keys for an F# vent, a duplicate C key for the 3rd left finger, another C touch for the thumb, and trill keys for D and E. The body is one piece, without the typical socket between the G and A holes. The keys are pillar mounted, and include long hollow rod-and-pin keys á la Buffet. It has a foot to C, essentially based on the new footjoints of Godfroy and Lot, yet incredibly long! The bottom taper reverses from the C# hole. There is a short tuning slide in the headjoint socket.||Sorry, sold 11/20/07|
No serial number.
|5-key, C# foot. Head and barrel designed with unusual attempt at a tuning slide, sort of like Quantz.||Sorry, sold.|
Clair Godfroy, ainé
No serial number.
|This is the model 1 on the Godfroy price list, a wooden cylindrical flute with foot to C and silver keys. The G# is of the Dorus type. The trill key is to the thumb, giving what the French called a "C" trill. Extras include the fine wood and the expensive case.||Sorry, sold.
|This is Lot's model 5, silver flute with foot to C. The trill is to Bb. The tone holes are graduated. Hanging T clutch at right hand. Pinless footjoint. Flat rims on open toneholes. Tonehole edges tapered. C# touch on pointed under-arm. One adjustment screw (missing) for F hole key. This is one of a select group of flutes made with tapered, rather than stepped, tone hole rims.||Removed.|
|This is the standard French model flute, with C foot, closed G#, and the old trill to the thumb B. Bonneville carried on the tradition of elegance established at the Godfroy shop, where he had worked. The crown is beautiful. The keywork is sculpted with unique character. Bonneville's system is mostly different from Godfroy and Lot in the shaping of his finger experience. Bonneville wanted a more practical flattened event, especially at the footjoint ,G# and thumb touches. He has achieved this with great artistry. The sweetest thing about the mechanics of this flute is an absolutely unique, cute little set screw on the floating pillar for the trill key rod.||Removed.|