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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 am 
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Is Chris Wilkes still making flutes full time, or has he retired, wound down his business, working part-time perhaps? I e-mailed Chris a while ago but didn't get a reply. His website is still up and functioning. Has anyone received a new Wilkes flute this last year or so? I sincerely hope Chris is still active as a flute maker.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:25 am 
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Having visited him in the autumn, I can confirm Chris is still making flutes and doing selected repair/restoration work. His health problems of recent years have somewhat abated and he told me he had been enjoying doing some actual proper flute-making again. I couldn't possibly comment on the status of his order book or his communications.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:17 am 
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Thanks Jem that's good to know all seems to be well. I think Chris Wilkes is the greatest modern maker of simple system timber flutes. I'll try to contact him later


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