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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:52 am 
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Hi everyone,
Having been keyless for the past 7 years, and delrin at that, now that I am playing regularly again, I have not the patience for the long wait for a new keyed flute.

Looking for a 6-keyed wooden flute (blackwood or mopane), expecially interested in flutes by Solen Lesouef or Glenn Watson, but will surely consider others.
Due to shipping cost / custom tax etc, I prefer sales in EU, but again, will consider others.

I know this may be a long shot, but here I am... shootin'

Contact me by PM or at runemeijer[at]pm.me

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:55 am 
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Hi Rune

This is not from the EU but the Irish Flute Store (Colorado, USA) has a 6 keyed Glenn Watson flute.

https://www.irishflutestore.com/collections/irish-flutes-previously-owned/products/glenn-watson-blackwood-silver-6-key

I've just placed an order for a keyed flute from Solen Lesouef which I'm very excited about, but it's a 32 month wait!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:59 pm 
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Jeggy wrote:
Hi Rune

This is not from the EU but the Irish Flute Store (Colorado, USA) has a 6 keyed Glenn Watson flute.

https://www.irishflutestore.com/collections/irish-flutes-previously-owned/products/glenn-watson-blackwood-silver-6-key




You might want to make certain that flute isn’t cracked before ordering.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:17 pm 
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I corresponded with Blayne about this. There is a tiny, short crack on the back of the headjoint, he says, which slipped through. He says he will seal it so it is invisible. I believe the price will be lowered. The ad will be amended accordingly to inform readers, he says.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:43 pm 
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jim stone wrote:
I corresponded with Blayne about this. There is a tiny, short crack on the back of the headjoint, he says, which slipped through. He says he will seal it so it is invisible. I believe the price will be lowered. The ad will be amended accordingly to inform readers, he says.


Cracked headjoint and the flute was only lowered $100? At $2900. the flute is overpriced by at least $700-$800: My Boxwood 6 key Watson just sold for $2200. after many months on the market and no takers at $2400. My Watson had no cracks, and unlike the flute Blayne has, my flute included the nice original handmade wooden case Glenn made.

I don’t begrudge anyone asking whatever price they choose for an instrument, certainly I’ve asked some “high“ prices for instruments I’ve paid a lot for. I’m just pointing out out what the ”market” decided a similar flute with an upgraded case and no cracks sold for a whole lot less after sitting on the market a long time.

Also IMO, a headjoint crack lowers the value of a 3k instrument by a lot more than $100.

Watsons are nice flutes though, I will say that. Mine was delightful, and the new owner seems to be thoroughly enjoying it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:42 pm 
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I passed on the Watson, since unless someone can carry it across the pond for me, danish authorities will add 25% VAt and import taxes on it.

Looks like I just missed out on the 7-key Villoing offered on the used-instrument exchange.

So, I'm still looking.

I hope to receive a new keyless Lesouef in May, which leaves another 2 year wait for the keyed I have on order from Solen.

So I'm still looking and interested in a 6-key flute that can be my companion until then :)


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While the rule against price policing doesn't apply to non-member off-Board sales, let us also remember that we won't always know when a seller is actually a C&F member under another guise. It could be argued that such circumstances change the game, and I think that's fair enough, but if there's a reasonable doubt or if you know that the seller, or any parties immediately concerned, are actually members here, then let's be sure to err on the side of the spirit of the law, rather than on its letter. Bear in mind that a grey area can also mean that the ice is thin.

Anyway: Just idle, roaming thoughts that I think have some merit. Carry on.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:51 pm 
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What a steal Loren! I was surprised to see your Watson take so long to sell and that you had to drop the price. The market is much larger than our awesome little community here. At IFS, instruments are priced based on makers' current pricing, wait time & comps. We'd be doing a disservice to makers and clients if we were selling at "everything must go" prices :)

Love Watson flutes. I've spent some time with Glenn in his shop and playing a session or two while we lived in Ireland. I owned an 8-key of his for a while - his key work is brilliant. He told me once that he'll sometimes spend the better part of a day just on a long f key! It shows.

Just posted a photo of the repaired area

https://www.irishflutestore.com/product ... lver-6-key

Hope this finds you keeping well,

B

Loren wrote:
jim stone wrote:
I corresponded with Blayne about this. There is a tiny, short crack on the back of the headjoint, he says, which slipped through. He says he will seal it so it is invisible. I believe the price will be lowered. The ad will be amended accordingly to inform readers, he says.


Cracked headjoint and the flute was only lowered $100? At $2900. the flute is overpriced by at least $700-$800: My Boxwood 6 key Watson just sold for $2200. after many months on the market and no takers at $2400. My Watson had no cracks, and unlike the flute Blayne has, my flute included the nice original handmade wooden case Glenn made.

I don’t begrudge anyone asking whatever price they choose for an instrument, certainly I’ve asked some “high“ prices for instruments I’ve paid a lot for. I’m just pointing out out what the ”market” decided a similar flute with an upgraded case and no cracks sold for a whole lot less after sitting on the market a long time.

Also IMO, a headjoint crack lowers the value of a 3k instrument by a lot more than $100.

Watsons are nice flutes though, I will say that. Mine was delightful, and the new owner seems to be thoroughly enjoying it.

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Have to mention that there is an awesome 8-key John Gallagher on the IFS, too...

https://www.irishflutestore.com/collect ... ey-pratten

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