It is currently Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:42 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:54 am
Posts: 31
Hi,
how much do you think a black wood 8 key D Grinter could go for? I imagine that considering his tragic departure they'll probably go for a pretty penny, I'm thinking in the range of Olwell's birthday flutes? What's your opinion?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 8:06 pm
Posts: 232
The market will sort itself out as flutes appear. But I assume you are correct.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 1:37 am
Posts: 59
Location: Melbourne, Australia
One offered here in Australia matching that exact description failed to sell recently for A$4300, about USD$3000, after being listed a couple of times on ebay and here. This is principally due to the immense difficulties of getting CITES permits to import into the US and other countries. This flute was offered, by pure coincidence, at the exact time Mike Grinter was killed tragically in a road cycling accident.

[I am not the seller.]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 2661
Location: Sweden
A six key lancewood Grinter was for sale, in England, for £3000 ($3865) in March 2018. This was before Grinter's sad demise and I don't know if it sold. I suspect though there is a greater demand for Pat Olwell's flutes than Grinter's
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Posts: 34
flutingwax wrote:
I imagine that considering his tragic departure they'll probably go for a pretty penny, I'm thinking in the range of Olwell's birthday flutes? What's your opinion?


I think that’s a big stretch, as the Olwell birthday flutes have special features over the standard models…metal lined tenons, lined keyways, cocus wood, foot to low C or B, etc.

Grinters are very nice, but I’ve noticed a lot more variance from Grinter to Grinter, than Olwells, which are freakishly consistent from flute to flute. Probably just a matter of finding the right buyer and seeing what the market will bear…


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2003 4:56 pm
Posts: 836
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow, EU
flutingwax wrote:
Hi,
how much do you think a black wood 8 key D Grinter could go for? I imagine that considering his tragic departure they'll probably go for a pretty penny, I'm thinking in the range of Olwell's birthday flutes? What's your opinion?


an acanthus leaf Grinter model? maybe.

_________________
Francesco - Rome, Italy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grinter flute price?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:54 am
Posts: 31
rmvanhorn wrote:
flutingwax wrote:
I imagine that considering his tragic departure they'll probably go for a pretty penny, I'm thinking in the range of Olwell's birthday flutes? What's your opinion?


I think that’s a big stretch, as the Olwell birthday flutes have special features over the standard models…metal lined tenons, lined keyways, cocus wood, foot to low C or B, etc.

Grinters are very nice, but I’ve noticed a lot more variance from Grinter to Grinter, than Olwells, which are freakishly consistent from flute to flute. Probably just a matter of finding the right buyer and seeing what the market will bear…


Yeah, I know that Olwell's birthday flutes have special features but, ecxept for last year's, they've been 6 keys and not 8. Also the production of Grinters just stopped, while hopefully Olwells will continue for a while with his son taking over (even if the waiting list is super long).
As far as consistency with Grinters, every one that I tried was great, with the odd one that was outstanding. This is for the new model and not the old one. I didn't care much for the old design. Same goes for Olwells. I tried a few (less than Grinters) and I thought they were great. I just remember that there was a particular keyless one that stood out for me.
Just curious by the way.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.222s | 12 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)