Number Description Price
849
Clair Godfroy, ainé
Serial # 705
Paris France
This is the model 2, grenadilla flute with silver keys, foot to low B. The original price was FF. 525. The B foot was not entirely unusual, appearing on at least 7 of the 43 cylindrical Godfroy flutes known. The D# is the Dorus key, with the wonderful and unique addition of a G# trill key; sort of half the Buffet trill arrangement. The headjoint has the usual "French Slide", leaving most of the head bore wood. The B thumb trill (C in French) is placed on the inside rod, thanks to the convenience afforded by the Dorus G# (see Godfroy #811 by comparison).Sorry, out on loan.
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850
Claude Laurent

Paris France
This is a four keyed flute with two midjoints. No tuning slide in headjoint. The two midjoints suggest that the owner was fastidious, with an eye to the past and an ear to the present. The D# key is rectangular and swiveled. The F key curves completely around the top of the flute. The G# keys are at 90 degrees, with a small stub touch. All springs except the D# rest on the glass. The tubes for the pivot screws for the keys are lined with a steel bushing, I believe.Sorry, sold.
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854
Clair Godfroy, ainé
1013
Paris France
This flute is the classic Lot/ Godfroy model, with B foot, independent G#, trill to the thumb C. The B foot is right hand pinkie operated, with all the touches on the footjoint. The body scale measures out at 220 mm, which is the classic old pitch French scale, aiming for an A at 446 or so. Nonetheless the flute plays at an unquestionable A=440, for the most part. A strobe tuner is not the correct way to approach these flutes in general. Sorry, sold.
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855
Louis Lot
6434
Paris France
This flute is built in the final system of Villette, which remains largely unaltered to this day. It has a C foot, side G#, and Bb trill. There are no adjusting screws. The right hand uses the hanging T, and the footjoint is pinless. The scale seems to be the classic A=435-438 French scale, yet the headjoint is untrimmed and the flute plays at A=440. The sounding length is just a whisker over 600 mm; the A=435 flutes were built at 605mm. Thus this appears to be one of the rare Louis Lot flutes intended to play at A=440.Sorry, removed.
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858
Haynes, Wm. S.
Serial #36100
Boston USA
Hand made French model with B foot (with gizmo), gold lipplate. Soldered toneholes. Seamless tube. This fascinating instrument is fitted with reversible split E and high G# facilitator connections. Sold.
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