This is a R&R style Bb flute of my own design, partially lined head with tuning slide.
Bb Flute, African Blackwood, Pin Mounts
Bb Flute, Special
Bb Flute (Rudall model), African blackwood, keyless
warm, round & meaty tone
available in blackwood or boxwood (limited)
blockmounted salt spoon cup keys cast in silver
(* C foot currently not available)
“saltspoon cup“ in cast silver, nickelsilver or bronze, block mounted
modern style keys with flat cups in nickelsilver, pin mounted
Easy playing B flat with very controllable and defined response
Plays almost like a D flute due to a narrow and carefully set bore
For the benefit of ergonomics and with the player in mind who has average or small size hands, I keep the finger stretch as short as possible (85 mm) - for large hands it is possible to apply a wider stretch and gain further clarity of tone and tuning accuracy (90 mm)
in order to reduce weight (quite an issue with a big flute) I recommend imitation ivory or wooden mounts rather than solid silver rings
optional also: short foot or a head without a metal slide
Please, contact me for the current prices, special requests and specifications, or for further details.