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Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs

Arthur Haswell


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Rudall Carte


Rudall Carte concert flute at modern pitch A=440. Excellent condition, cocuswood with silver-plated keys, thinned headjoint, closed G#.


This flute, serial number 5936, was made by Augustus Kurzendorfer in 1919, and bought new by Percy Whitaker of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was later owned by Daniel Wood, professor at both the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.


This flute is still working well on very soft hand-made pads by Charles Morley, who apprenticed at Rudall Carte and was the leading repairer for many years in London. There is a repaired crack in the head, away from the lip-plate, otherwise the wood is unblemished. Keywork is crisp and tight.  The flute has had only light use over the past 100 years.


Serviced ready for sale; comes in its original box, which is missing an end panel. This flute is a superb player, easy and fluent with a wonderfully lively sound.

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