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1. Flutes in D (the standard key)
1.3. Pratten model in D
My Pratten model has the typical large bore and large holes and produces the most powerful sound of the different models.
The instrument is available without keys, and with up to 8 keys. The keys are pin-mounted, the C-foot joint is a Boehm system foot joint.
As for the Rudall & Rose I also make “Superior model” Pratten flutes, featuring the same characteristics: 50 year old Cocus wood, Sterling silver lined head joint, screw cap cork adjuster, undercut tone holes. The superior model is available in 6 key and 8 key versions. For the 8 key model please specify whether you prefer the Boehm type or the Siccama type C-foot joint.
2. Flutes in other pitches
2.1 Flute in low Bb:
This flute is based on a Rudall & Rose instrument, with relatively small holes for the size of the instrument. This helps to get them covered, as one needs to stretch the hands to play a Bb instrument. The flute is made in African Blackwood, tuning slide is standard. The original R & R instrument was made of Cocobolo, flutes in this wood can be made as well.
2.2.Flute in C My C-flute design has a 20mm bore, so it is not just an extension of a D-flute. The finger holes are rather large. The sound is dark and powerful, and already surprisingly different from a D-flute. A C-flute might be an option if one is going to play a lot with instruments in C or F; a C-flute avoids struggling with keys on your D-flute, and just sounds great in those keys. The flute can be provided with up to 6 keys.
2.3. Flute in Eb
My Eb flute basically has a Pratten-type design, making it sound really powerful. If you wish to impress with a brilliant tone and incredibly fast response: use the trick found on a lot of CDs, i.e. take an Eb flute instead of a D. Eb flutes are made just as D-flutes, and are available with all keys etc of the D-flute
2.4. Third flutes in F and G
Based on a Rudall & Rose third flute that plays in what would nowadays be an F#, I start to make third flutes in F and G. Please contact me for details.
2.5 Small flutes, piccolos and fifes
I make little flutes in A, Bb, C, D, Eb up to high G (a pen-size instrument). These instruments normally come without tuning slide. D-piccolos/fifes can be made to resemble local historical instruments if wanted.