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 Post subject: WTB Flute 6 or 8 keys
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:35 am 
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Hi, my name is Guillermo, I'm a flute player from Spain and I'm looking for a flute with at least 6 keys (8 keys is also accepted).

Preferably a R&R desing for medium-small hands, wood or delrin, righthanded. My favourite makers are the following:

Watson
Wilkes
Aeby
Lejeune
Murray
Lesouef
Copley
Baubet
Cotter

Or any other with good references.

Grinter or Olwell normally are out of my range of prices so that's why I don't consider them.

thanks to all in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:08 pm 
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Suggest you search on the Irish Flute Store, which is selling a number of
six and I think eight keyed flutes, some of them pretty reasonably priced.
Good people to deal with.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:01 am 
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Guilleflute wrote:
Grinter or Olwell normally are out of my range of prices so that's why I don't consider them.


I would immagine a 6 keys Wilkes is to be more expensive and rare.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:11 am 
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by the way, there are an Ormiston 5keys and a Baubet 3keys on the bay right now. interesting prices.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:27 am 
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Saw these on E-bay. Reasonable prices so far. Get new pads on and you could be good to go. Perhaps of interest?

A Metzler
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flute-antiqu ... 0005.m1851

A Fentum
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-19th ... SwhElbJVS7

Unmarked flute
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nice-6-silve ... 0752.m1982


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:54 am 
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Steampacket wrote:
Saw these on E-bay. Reasonable prices so far. Get new pads on and you could be good to go. Perhaps of interest?

A Metzler
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flute-antiqu ... 0005.m1851

A Fentum
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-19th ... SwhElbJVS7

Unmarked flute
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nice-6-silve ... 0752.m1982


I saw them as well. The unmarked looks good but I'd rather prefer a long C foot.

The Fentum looks nice too but I don't know anything about that brand/maker and it doesn't have longs F key.

What do you think about them?


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radcliff wrote:
by the way, there are an Ormiston 5keys and a Baubet 3keys on the bay right now. interesting prices.


I saw them and they really look nice but I'm really afraid of buying a flute without having tried it before...anyway I'm really considering the Ormiston, if no one gets it before me...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:47 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Vint ... 3108961150


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Why not try to contact some of the makers on the list that do not have long waiting list? You can actually order exactly what you desire


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I'll put in a good word for Jil Lehart, who makes excellent flutes (including mine) in a Rudall-y mold, and whose 6 keyed flutes are a real bargain at around €1500. Unfortunately, he does not make an 8 keyed version, but he has a short waitlist and a very good reputation.


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bigsciota wrote:
I'll put in a good word for Jil Lehart, who makes excellent flutes (including mine) in a Rudall-y mold, and whose 6 keyed flutes are a real bargain at around €1500. Unfortunately, he does not make an 8 keyed version, but he has a short waitlist and a very good reputation.


I'm seriously considering him and also Copley, whose waiting list is between 12 and 14 weeks. I need to talk to Mr. Lehart.


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