Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
Cocuswood flute with silver keywork; closed holes, offset G, closed G sharp, C-foot. Headjoint thinned with silver lining. Modern pitch A=440. Excellent condition, in its original case with turned grease pot, and cleaning rod that unscrews to reveal a secret screwdriver.
This exceptional Carte was made by Henri Schumacher, one of the finest flutemakers ever to work at Berners Street, and sold to Henry Piddock of the Halle Orchestra in April 1898. It was transplanted to its present modern pitch body in the 1920s or 30s, when it probably acquired its excellent thinned headjoint.
The flute plays with a particularly fine sound that is full and rich, with plenty of power and lots of colours. It is one of those Cartes where everything is right, and demonstrates just how good the best of these flutes can be.
We have serviced the flute ready for sale. The wood and keys are unblemished, the mechanism is crisp and unmarked. The addition of its original cleaning rod and grease pot make this a delightful ensemble. This is one of those top-of-the-range Cartes that comes up occassionally, demanding attention and promising many years of playing pleasure for its new owner.
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