The flute plays very well. Its an excellent Haynes that shows superb workmanship and tone-color. Please note the original case, that's almost perfect! The flute was constructed with inline G, and soldered tone-holes.
Sounding length is 601 mm (A = 440). All pads are new, from our workshop in Wichita. Embouchure measures 10.3X 12.1 mm. "Traditional Haynes scale", not "Cooper Scale" or "Deveau Scale" or "Short octave Scale". This one was built to the A = 440 traditional tuning that was, (still is, among some pro players) the preference of all the professional players.
Wichita Band Instrument Company is a small musical instrument emporium located in the center of the USA. Weve been in business since 1953 and have had the same owner since 1963. Originally we were a repair shop that specialized in woodwind and sax restoration. Today we have 12 employees including six of the finest repair technicians in the country.
Virtually ALL the items we sell have been fully reconditioned in our own shop, although we do sell a few unrestored historical instruments each year. Due to the heavy demand for our services, we do no school repairs, and very few walk-in repairs. With a used flute from OUR shop, you know its in the finest condition when it arrives at your home! Heres what we do to all used flutes we sell.The instrument is taken apart and everything washed clean. Dings are next burnished from body, head and foot. After the body-shop works been completed, we swedge hinge-tubes tight again and re-fit them to the flute body. Finally, pads and corks are replaced and the instrument play-tested. Pre 1950 French flutes often require more than twice the restoration time that we need for a modern Haynes or Powell.
We use thin double-skin pads of the highest quality and shim each pad in the manner of the best Boston makers. We dont float flute pads with shellac, as did the original Paris workshops.Its in addition to any factory guarantees. For two full years, we will repair or replace, whichever in our estimation is the more advisable, pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer.
Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality. Even though repairs are essentially free for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever.
Its our service after the sale promise and has been since 1953! Anything we sell can be sent to you for a short approval period without obligation. Were happy to respond to any and all questions about flutes and other musical instruments, but please dont write and ask Whats grannys mellophone worth? The item "SUPERB PRE-EASTMAN W. HAYNES HANDMADE 1966 FLUTE, PERFECTION!
100% MADE IN USA" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes". The seller is "wichitaband" and is located in Wichita, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.