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 Post subject: Flute case
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:08 am 
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Does anyone have a basic old-style wooden flute case with velveteen liner that they are looking to sell? or direct me to where I can buy one online? I'm looking for suitable home storage for my recently acquired 19thC flute that I purchased without a case.

Advice on which reasonably-priced cases folks prefer when carrying a flute to a sessions would be appreciated too.

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 Post subject: Re: Flute case
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:35 pm 
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I quite like these. Check to ensure a good fit, but they are sturdy, not too expensive and the slots for whistles is a bonus. Otherwise a pistol case (check eBay) works well too.

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 Post subject: Re: Flute case
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Where are you? If in the US, I quite like pistol cases, which pretty perfectly fit a flute and can be had for very cheap from Amazon or Walmart. My keyless flute rides quite comfortably in this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-SE-Single-Scoped-Pistol-Case-Black/25059379.


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Thank you for the links. I'm in Southern England.

The combined whistle/flute case looks solid. My flute is a 5-key and the one in the case in the photos is an Irish keyless so I'm unsure about the fit. I'm looking for an age-appropriate case similar in style to the original mahogany case I have for my similar period flageolet for home storage.

Are soft cases robust enough for carrying a flute to sessions. Any recommendations?


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Several years ago I bought something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walnut-Hollow- ... Swr~lYsHPv just make certain of the dimensions. Used a little hand rubbed finish an cut out some closed cell foam. . .and done.

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 Post subject: Re: Flute case
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:16 am 
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mendipman wrote:
Thank you for the links. I'm in Southern England.

The combined whistle/flute case looks solid. My flute is a 5-key and the one in the case in the photos is an Irish keyless so I'm unsure about the fit. I'm looking for an age-appropriate case similar in style to the original mahogany case I have for my similar period flageolet for home storage.

Perhaps one of these might suit for home:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161232288519
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152007550535

I use either the gun cases as already mentioned, or a ProTec Tri Flute Case model T308.

The T308 is a rigid, soft-cover molded case for Boehm flutes, but a little crushing of the interior EPS foam with pliers can conform it to a Rudall Rose type keyed antique flute.
http://solidcaseshop.com/Flute-TRI-Case.html

Current Protec cases may be the PB308 (Propac slimline) or MX308 (MAX) models.
http://www.protecstyle.com/product-p/pb308.htm
http://www.protecstyle.com/product-p/mx308.htm
Available in colors:
http://www.protecstyle.com/category-s/2095.htm

A UK source:
https://www.alangregory.co.uk/music/Pro ... _Case.html

mendipman wrote:
Are soft cases robust enough for carrying a flute to sessions. Any recommendations?

Only if a firm molded case. I wouldn't use a roll for a keyless flute, nor a soft, flexible case for a keyed flute. Fall on it, and you crush it.

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 Post subject: Re: Flute case
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:18 am 
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Thank you all for kindly posting excellent advice and links. It has definitely helped me to be able to ask other flute players for specific help and guidance.

I have ordered an unfinished wooden box for home storage (cost £15 inc postage) that I will stain and wax and pad out with a recessed shape covered with velveteen. I prefer that to modern foam padding.

The Pro Tec case looks exactly what I'm looking for when carrying my flute to sessions. And seems very reasonably priced for the quality it offers.


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Two other options in the UK are:

http://www.earlymusicshop.com/product.a ... -case-long (the short one won't take a C-foot in the same slot as the head)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stagg-ABS-FL-A ... B000OR66QG

The first one is pricey ( I think it used to be less) but a decent-looking thing. The blocks that divide up the main slots are easy to reposition and modify (need a very sharp blade). But it's a bit large to carry in another bag. The Stagg one is a solid but sightly tacky-looking plastic box. The innards need ripping out and starting again but it drops into another bag easily like a standard boehm case. I never trust catches enough to use a handle on these things.

Some day I will get round to making myself a nice wooden one using the wood I have set aside.


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