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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:38 am 
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:boggle: Ok! Needs to update his website, then.

But who'd leave Britanny???


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:01 pm 
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I have played neither but since you mention Olwell you may want to look at Glenn Watson's flutes. They certainly have that burr that Olwells are famous for. I have a Greet LeJunne flute that is very nice as well. I wanted cocus and eight keys and did not want to wait 100 years. His list was reasonable and he had the wood so I gave that a shot sight unseen. I am pleased.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:45 am 
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Never expected so much life in this topic.

In the meantime I have placed an order for both a keyless and 6-key flute (mopane) from Solen.
Last friday I even had a chance to play one of her flutes at the local session. So I both got to try the flute and get my *ss out to a session for the first time in years. Double win (Thanks Tim!!)

I also placed an order with Patrick Olwell, because, well, you know...

Ah to feel the old excitement post order flute wait. First time in 8 years I'm buying new flutes.
Upside is I'm already playing more on the flute I do have.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:04 am 
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busterbill wrote:
I have played neither but since you mention Olwell you may want to look at Glenn Watson's flutes. They certainly have that burr that Olwells are famous for. I have a Geert LeJunne flute that is very nice as well. I wanted cocus and eight keys and did not want to wait 100 years. His list was reasonable and he had the wood so I gave that a shot sight unseen. I am pleased.


I recently met a Glenn Watson 6-key African Blackwood flute, my first encounter with one of his, which came to me for some minor fettling (new tenon cork, a few adjustments). I was very impressed by how it played - responsive with plenty of oomph and a great low end. Good embouchure cut, low air demand for big return, good timbre. (Pity it had no low C#/C!) The general craftsmanship was good - very tidy - though not the best I've ever seen. I don't know how old/far back in his production it is - current owner had it 2nd hand. It's a surprisingly light-weight flute in the hands, too.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:00 am 
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My 8 keyed Watson is the best flute I've played. Excellent variation/dynamics of volume, you can obtain that glorious edgy and solid low end sound, so responsive and really lightweight.


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