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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:50 pm 
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The flute are approximately 15 years old, in very good shape.
The flute is located in Sweden. 1000€
I will retur with some pictures soon

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:51 am 
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Would love to see those pics! I have a stunning cocobolo Low D Mike made, and love the aesthetic of a "brown wood" flute. Curiously, Patrick Olwell doesn't recommend cocobolo for flutes - he reckons it's too soft. I'd say Mike's every bit as highly regarded as Pat, yet he'll use cocobolo no problem. Funny, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:23 pm 
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Cocobolo too soft? Seems a surprising observation

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Cocobolo is nicely hard, I've heard it has a tendency to crack more than blackwood, but after 15 years the wood is surely well stable. It looks beautiful as well.

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Cocobolo is a lovely turning wood. It is dense, oily, and tightly grained. It finishes up to a lovely lustrous finish. However, it is even more prone to cause allergic skin reactions than cocus. Most people turning it use very effective filtration and dust controls, and some further suggest barrier creams. I made simple cylindrical 'folk'flutes thirty some odd years ago and initially had no problems turning the wood. HOWEVER, after a time I did react to the wood and the skin eruptions were no joke. A silver lip plate might be the way to go if you manifest a sensitivity to the wood.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:06 am 
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Hello again,
I got some poor pictures of it now. The flute is not mine. I selling it for a friend who´s not capable of playing it anymore. Im not sure about the timber anymore. It could be Gidgee...sorry
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By the way, the other one is a Marcus Hernon. It´s for sale as well. I will return with a price for that


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:33 am 
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If that's not cocobolo, I'm a Dutchman. Looks exactly like my Low D... really polishes up a treat. Wish I could afford this one, actually, even though it's keyless. Would like to own one of Mike's flutes some day.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:30 pm 
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You probably right emmdee.
I´m not sure and the owner can´t remember what Michael Grinter said...
but it´s hard to tell sometimes. Timber is a living thing and don´t give a damn of what humans think... :)


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Could also be Red Lancewood, although the open grain makes me suspect Cocobolo is more likely. Shame Grinter doesn't use serial numbers and an opus book.


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It is cocobolo. I did some research and now so I´m pretty sure


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Hej Pär - är det Jörgens Grinter som är till salu? Den ser bra ut. Jag kan höra efter här omkring om nån är intresserad - ha det bra


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ojvoj wrote:
It is cocobolo. I did some research and now so I´m pretty sure


Bummer, that's too bad for those of us who are allergic. Still likely to be a great
Flute for those who are immune, some of those older Grinters are fantastic.


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I have a gidgee flute and gidgee whistles and I don't think thats gidgee.


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Timber is a living thing...


Not true I'm afraid - a felled tree ie timber does not live on, it's as dead as a dodo - it shrinks and expands but is definately dead or you'd have little buds, twigs and leaves growing out of your flute :) .


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