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 Post subject: Re: Mystery flute
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:18 pm 
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If I may take a shot in the dark, in India D flutes are often marked DD, to signify their
key. The flutes are basic six hole simple system. Well (continuing to free associate),
this may be taken from the Brits (many things musical in India are (e.g. the harmonium)).
So possibly the flute is British and DD marks the key.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery flute
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:45 pm 
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It's probably coincidence—but I just got a spam phone call from "DD" (according to my phone ID) at 510-319-8354. Perhaps everyone should call that number and ask "Who made the flute?" and then hang up. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery flute
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:01 am 
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paddler wrote:
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There are no modern makers with the initials "DD" or "D&D" that I'm aware of, so I'm assuming it's a 19th century flute. But I haven't seen any listings for makers with those initials in Britain or America either.

Following up on the "DD" line of thought, Daniel Deitch is a flute maker (now retired, but still doing repairs) based in San Francisco. He used to make several models of baroque flutes and a variety of other instruments. I do not know what his maker's mark looked like, but he has the right initials. Looking at the pictures, I see that this flute has an unusually small, baroque-like embouchure.


This following website listed a flute on 11/18/17 and claims it is also a Daniel Deitch flute. It is a baroque flute with the same maker's mark.
The listing is the first one under flutes:
http://www.lazarsearlymusic.com/Used-In ... uments.htm

Here is a direct link to the image that has the maker's mark:
http://www.lazarsearlymusic.com/Used-In ... CSLogo.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery flute
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:19 pm 
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Wow! Good find Aaron! I searched around for quite a while trying to find out what Daniel Deitch's makers mark looked like.

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