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 Post subject: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Hello,
I am an adult beginner and would like suggestions on purchasing a delrin flute. If possible I would like to stay in the $500 dollar (US) range. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Lots of folks will be along shortly to offer suggestions of their favorite delrin flute (personally I'd suggest a Copley without a tuning slide) but you might try the search option above as this has been discussed many times previously.

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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Copley is a great choice!


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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Spoiled for choice: Copley, Seery, Somers, Cochran, Forbes, Baubet.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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+1 for Copley and Sommers...

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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:21 am 
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I have sent emails to both Copley and Forbes inquiring about their
current availability and wait times


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:16 am 
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Not delrin but plastic and not to be overlooked for excellence and best prices are Doug Tipple and M&E flutes. Both have been called "Best bang for your buck" ...

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Keith.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Also, there was a Baubet flute advertised here a couple of weeks back viewtopic.php?f=2&t=105204 He makes nice delrin instruments. Didn't see anything as to whether the advertised flute was sold.

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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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I like my Somers. Within your price range and the time from ordering to receiving of flute was quick. Plus, Gary is good to work with. Flute is five pieces, well made with a conical bore and metal tuning slide plus metal rings, all for $395.00+ shipping. Frankly, I think it's a bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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I play an excellent 8 keyed Watson in blackwood, but I own two unkeyed delrin flutes: Seery and Baubet. I was so pleased with the Baubet that I ordered a full keyed one in the same material. Much superior than the Seery I got from a known piper.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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At $275 Walt Sweet's Shannon is a great flute at a reasonable price. It's worth taking a look at.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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Don't forget Damian Thompson. My only flute now is one of his as I sold all the others. The sound is perfect for ITM, reedy and yet sweet with an excellent and strong low D. The tuning is as perfect as can be - I can't recommend his flutes high enough!

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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Thanks for the mention fsharp! I'm a new(ish) maker based in the UK currently offering three models in Delrin, a Rudall, a Pratten (what fsharp has), & what I've called the 'Student' model, which is priced at £290 (including soft pouch). Modelled on the Rudall with Headjoint, barrel, nickel tuning slide & two piece body. Sterling silver rings are an option on all flutes too. Here's a pic of the 'Student' flute & a link to my new website, thanks!

https://www.thompsonflutes.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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Damian's flutes are very nice indeed and great value. Not well known yet but destined to join the list of makers of fine flutes, reprinted and wooden.


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 Post subject: Re: Delrin Flutes
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That'll teach me to try typing messages on a phone with failing eyesight in failing light. How the hell does it change delrin to reprinted???


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