i´m offering a Goulding & D`Almaine Flute from about 1830-1840.
It`s made of cocos wood and german silver, has 8 keys and is in excellent playing condition.
Pads are new (white leather), a crack over the whole lenght of the head and a short one at the end has been repaired, also a crack in the barrel. The latter one has been stabilized with 2 silver rings, everything is stable even after one hour (ore more) playing .
There is a tiny crack in the top end of the low part and one in the Bb block, both not affecting the playing.
Tuning optimized by closing the A and B hole a bit with black epoxy, the general tuning is very good now at 440-442 hz with the tuning slide out 6mm.
The pewters are working perfect, handling of the 3 foot keys is very easy.
This flute is not a honker, but a beautiful soft going player for irish or old music, both modifications (rings and epoxy) can be removed easy if you want the flute in the original state.
And some playing (not very tight - forgive me this time):https://www.box.com/s/662380527975c69957c0
I`m asking for 900 Euro, if you need more information feel free to send me a pm.