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875

Wm. S Haynes / Howell Roberts

Stamp: Engraved on barrel: (curved) THE HAYNES FLUTE / (STRAIGHT) MFD BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. /49898/ REG. TRADE MARK . On rear of barrel: (script) Deveau. Headjoint marked: (Large capital) R / Howel Roberts / Germany.

Comments: This flute and headjoint combo has belonged to Nestor Torres, and was used on his recordings, "Talk to Me", and the Grammy nominated, "Treasure of the Heart". Alan Weiss, Artist in Residence of the Haynes Co. and one of the most congenial people in the Flute Business, has supplied us with the following comments on this flute: LD stands for Lew Deveau scale. 13 means it was the 13th flute made that calendar year.  16 means .016 tubing.  FLD  means Footjoint Lew Deveau. This is the drawn model with pointed arms open hole which was an option in those years.  Now we only make open hole French with choice of toneholes.  I hope this helps!--Alan Thank you Alan for your comments!  

Material: Made of silver, with wooden headjoint by Howell Roberts. Gold springs.

System: Open hole, drawn tone holes, inline G, Deveau scale, .o16 tube, B foot. Wooden headjoint thinned, with silver tenon inserted just a short way into head.

Condition: This flute is well used, yet in excellent condition.

Pitch: Pitched at A=440.

Sounding Length: 635 mm.

Measurements: Scale length 223 mm. Embouchure 10.12 x 11.76; edges slightly overcut.

Weight: 438

Case: With Haynes case.

Price: $5,800

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Photographs (click to enlarge):

Made under the proprietorship of Lew Deveau, a true sweetheart, whom we all miss.
Made under the proprietorship of Lew Deveau, a true sweetheart, whom we all miss.
The headjoint is by Howell Roberts, a very well known wooden headjoint maker.  Nestor purchased the flute originally with this set-up.
The headjoint is by Howell Roberts, a very well known wooden headjoint maker. Nestor purchased the flute originally with this set-up.
The Howell Roberts headjoint is thinned, so that the lipplate appears raised, and the body is light and responsive.
The Howell Roberts headjoint is thinned, so that the lipplate appears raised, and the body is light and responsive.
This is a drawn tonehole flute, with French keys.  In fact, the mechanism is still essentially the Louis Lot flute.
This is a drawn tonehole flute, with French keys. In fact, the mechanism is still essentially the Louis Lot flute.
The lovely footjoint touches are from the Barat/Chambille design, with the delicate
The lovely footjoint touches are from the Barat/Chambille design, with the delicate "gizmo" added.
The Haynes tails and backclutch.   Nestor Torres got these tails moving, as seen on You Tube in 2005:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOvMx3d_cpY
The Haynes tails and backclutch. Nestor Torres got these tails moving, as seen on You Tube in 2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOvMx3d_cpY
This view of the underside shows us the
This view of the underside shows us the "cupped' C# touch, the drawn tone holes with rolled rims, and the signs of lots of good music from Nestor Torres on the pads.
This montage of markings shows us that the wall is .016
This montage of markings shows us that the wall is .016", the Footjoint is by Lew Deveau, and the scale is the Deveau scale.
The graceful G# and Bb touches demonstrate a tasteful eye and artful hand.  This must have been one of the last flutes made under Lew Deveau (1925-1993).  This instrument, and the music Nestor Torres has made with it, are a fine tribute to a master flutemaker.
The graceful G# and Bb touches demonstrate a tasteful eye and artful hand. This must have been one of the last flutes made under Lew Deveau (1925-1993). This instrument, and the music Nestor Torres has made with it, are a fine tribute to a master flutemaker.