MAKERS OF
FINELY CRAFTED FLUTES

Argentina - Austria - Australia - Belgium - Finland - France - Germany - Hungary - Italy - North America
The Netherlands - Poland - Republic of Ireland - Switzerland - United Kingdom - Taiwan - Japan

updated on February 7, 2017

Makers of Wooden Heads & Wooden Embouchures
compiled by John Braverman Levine, MD

updated on February 17, 2013

Straubinger Flutes

Robert Bigio - Flute Maker

Burkart Flutes & Piccolos

The Abell Flute Company

Argentina

  • Slomka & Mandrini
    Olaya 1341 8º “B”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    phone: (5411) 4223-3795
    email: sym_flute@hotmail.com
    Flutes and Headjoints Boehm System built in wood and precious metals

  • Julio Hernandez
    Wood heads and Baroque flutes


Austria

  • Wiener Floetenwerkstatt
    Werner Tomasi Ges.m.b.H.,
    Neulinggasse 20, A-1030 Wien, Austria.
    Telephone: (+43)-7123566
    FAX (+43)-1-7123566-10

  • Herbert Neureiter
    Dorf 35
    A-6306 Soell
    Tel.0049 5333 5502
    Flute - and Clarinet maker


Australia

  • Woodwind Research Australia
    Andrew Berrington, Pam Card, Ray Holliday
    5/2 Martha St, Paddington QLD 4064
    OR
    35 Day Rd Cheltenham, NSW 2119
    tel: 07 3368 1154 OR 02 9876 1865

  • Berrington and Card Andrew Berrington, Pam Card
    5/2 Martha St, Paddington QLD 4064
    tel: 07 3368 1154

  • Norm and Gary Clare
    Newcastle NSW
    tel: 049 42 859

  • John Lehner
    Hand made flutes and headjoints in precious metals

  • The WoodWind Group
    72 Edith Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
    tel: 02 9564 1233
    fax: 02 9560 9497

  • Terry McGee
    61 Calder Cres
    Holder ACT 2611
    AUSTRALIA
    phone +61 (0)2 6288 8006
    fax +61 90)2 6287 4263
    e-mail: terry@mcgee-flutes.com
    Terry McGee makes wooden flutes and piccolos for Irish music

  • Mark Hoza
    Handmade wooden flutes and wooden head joints for metal flutes
    Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
    email: Mark@WoodenFluteMaker.com
    Phone within Australia: (02)6653-8755
    Phone from overseas: +61-2-6653-8755


Belgium
  • Alain Weemaels
    11 Avenue de l'Helianthe
    1180 Bruxelles, Belgique
    telephone: 02.374. 2041
    Maker of baroque flute copies.

    Coulon-Duffy
    Leiseledorp, 24
    8691 Leisele-Alveringem
    Belgium


Finland
  • MATIT-Flutebrothers Inc.
    Iso-Roobertinkatu 39F52
    FIN-00120 Helsinki
    Finland
    tel: +358 0 7001 9470
    fax: +358 0 7001 9471
    Carbon Fibre Flutes


France

  • Adrian Brown
    Montchanin 71250
    Bergesserin, France
    phone: 33 385508478
    fax: 33 385508576

  • Salvatore Faulisi
    42, rue de Charenton 75012 Paris
    Tel: 01 43 44 42 35
    FAX: 01 43 40 78 85

  • Parmenon Flutes
    49 rue du colombier
    45000 Orleans
    FRANCE
    Tel: 0033 (0)2 38 42 09 10
    Mail: contact@parmenon-flute.com

  • Neel Flutes
    20 quai Pierre Scize
    69009 LYON
    tel : 00 33 4 37 64 61 53
    fax : 00 33 4 78 83 66 87
    email: contact@neel-flutes.com


Germany
  • Anton Braun
    In den Obergärten 22
    D-63329 Egelsbach
    Tel: +49(0)6103-61217
    Fax:+49(0)6103-4889024
    Hanmade wooden and silver flutes and wooden piccolos

  • Philipp Hammig & Aug. Hammig
    Neue Str. 3-5
    D-08258 Markneukirchen
    Tel.: (+49-374) 22 25 00
    Fax: (+49-374) 22 28 56
    Maker of hand crafted flutes and piccolos in wood and metal, alto and bass flutes and accessories.

  • J.R. Lafin
    Lettenweg 5
    D-79539 Lörrach
    Germany
    Tel:+49(0)7621-49117
    Fax:+49(0)7621-14294
    18k, 14k, 9k, silver and platinum handcrafted headjoints

  • Mehnert
    Ringstrasse 23-1
    7321 Ottenbach
    Germany
    phone: 07165-397

  • MANCKE-Flutes
    Eulnerstr. 41
    D-54662 Speicher
    Germany
    Fon: +49 (0) 6562 974 311
    Fax: +49 (0) 6562 974 322
    info@mancke.com

  • Howel Roberts
    Flutemaker
    Schöntrunk 1
    82140 Olching
    Germany
    Tel: +49 8142 41492
    Fax: +49 8142 443581
    email: robertsflutes@aol.com

  • Dana Sheridan
    Sheridan Flute Company
    Neusserstrasse 701
    50737 K"oln
    Phone/Fax: 0221 740 40 40

  • Harry Gosse
    Schillerstr. 5a
    D-79822 Titisee-Neustadt
    Tel/Fax - +49 (0) 7651 4202
    Email - mail@boehmfloete.de
    Handmade Professional Gold, Silver, Wood - Flutes & Headjoints

  • Viento flutes
    Mittelweg 15
    35647 Waldsolms, Germany
    e-mail: info@viento-querfloeten.de
    Tel: +49 6085-9888378
    Fax: +49 6085-9888377


Hungary

  • Mate Szederkenyi
    1028 BUDAPEST
    Szechenyi u.41
    email: szederkenyimate@invitel.hu
    tel: 003670- 93-86-588
    hand made flute headjoints for metal and wooden flutes materials from silver935,14Kgold, african rosewood, grenadilla, etc.


Italy
  • Ida Maria Grassi & C.
    via A. Martini, 15
    20092 Cinisello Balsamo, (MI) Italy
    Tel: 02-66047969

  • Rampone & Cazzani
    via Motte 10
    28896 Quarna Sotto, SB
    Phone: 0323 826134

  • Orsi Prof.Romeo Srl
    via Buozzi Bruno 24
    20090 Buccinaso, MI
    Phone: 0248 843860

  • Giovanni Tardino
    “BauArt Basel”,
    Claragraben 160,
    CH-4057 Basel, Schweiz
    Tel/Fax (0041) 616818138
    Mobile (0041) 791738154, (0039) 3498019150
    Email: giovannitardino@bluewin.ch


North America

  • The Abell Flute Co.
    111 Grovewood Rd.
    Ashville, NC, 28804, USA
    828.254.1004 voice, fa
    Modern-system flutes with wooden tubes.
    Wooden whistles in various keys.
    Excellent wooden headjoints to fit silver flutes.

  • Bamboo Instrument Guys
    John Boyle
    email: John@bambooinstrumentguys.com

  • Di Zhao Flutes
    38 Chicory Road
    Westford, MA 01886
    978-692-2685

  • Emanuel Flutes
    Emanuel Arista
    1001 Great Pond Road
    North Andover, MA 01845 USA
    tel: 978-686-6099
    email: emanuelflutes@comcast.net

  • Zacciah Blackburn
    Owner and Crafstman
    Sunreed World Musical Instruments
    P.O. Box 389; (220 Hidden Glen Rd.)
    Ascutney, VT 05030 USA
    Phone: (802) 674-9585; Fax: (802) 674-9586
    e-mail: Zacciah@sunreed.com

  • Odell Borg
    HC2 PO Box 333
    Patagonia, Arizona 85624
    tel: 520/394/2900
    Native American cedar flutes - one piece

  • Brannen Brothers Flutemakers Inc
    58 Dragon Court
    Woburn, MA, USA, 01801
    phone: (781)935-9522
    14k, 9k, silver and platinum available.
    Site includes a listing of Brannen flutes reported stolen

  • Burkart Flutes & Piccolos
    2 Shaker Rd, #D107
    Shirley, MA 01464
    Phone: 978-425-4500
    Fax: 978-425-9800
    High quality flutes, piccolos, and flute headjoints

  • Roderick Cameron
    P.O. Box 438, Mendocino California 95460
    rcameron@mcn.org

  • Casey Burns
    9962 Shorty Campbell Rd
    Kingston Wa 98346
    360-297-4020
    cburns@kendaco.telebyte.com
    Maker of Irish flutes and Bagpipes

  • Clifford's Place
    Flutist, Flute Maker, Repair and Restoration of Fine Flutes
    Clifford Tretick
    Tele: Home/Office: 828 280 3050
    Mobile: 828 242 4489
    Email: clifford@cliffordtretick.com

  • E.F Dean Flutemakers
    800-521-6380
    810-546-4135
    fax 810-546-8296
    1930 Hilton
    Ferndale, MI, USA 48220
    Endorsed by Louis Moyse.

    Emerson DeFord
    Custom Woodwinds - DeFord Flutes
    1545 W. Lusher Ave
    Elkhart, IN 46517 USA
    (574) 389-9141
    Fax: (574) 389-9141

  • Sandy Drelinger
    P.O. Box 146
    North White Plains, NY, USA, 10603
    1-800-426-9832

  • Emmanuel Flutes
    Manuel Arista
    508-686-6099
    fax 508-686-6066
    1001 Great Pond Rd.
    North Andover, MA, USA 01845

  • A.I. Eppler Flute Co. Ltd.
    Alexander Eppler
    206-932-2211
    P.O.Box 16513
    Seattle, WA, USA 98116-0513

  • Flute Masters Company
    ABA Music, Inc.
    P.O. Box 202483
    Cleveland, OH 44120
    TEL: 216-588-0292

  • Folkers & Powell
    Catherine Folkers and Ardal Powell, Makers of Historical Flutes
    49 Route 25
    Hudson NY 12534-9508
    Tel: 518 828 9779
    Fax: 518 822 1416
    E-mail: makers@baroqueflute.com
    Folkers & Powell study and make replicas of baroque and classical flutes for players, students and collectors around the world.

  • Rob Forbes
    Maker of quality flutes for Irish and Celtic music

  • Gemeinhardt Flutes

  • Butterfly Headjoint Co.
    Mara Goosman
    PO. Box 383
    Charleroi, PA 15022
    PH: 724-681-2441

  • A.D. Geoffrey Flutes America
    225 Woolper Ave., No. 2
    Cincinnati, OH 45220-1217
    513-961-4849
    513-295-2547
    fax: 513-961-0029
    jonathanhein@hotmail.com
    Soldered tone holes, long roller, gizmo, C# trill button, silver and gold

  • Hall Crystal Flutes Inc.
    James Hall
    17220 Sargent Road SW
    Rochester, WA 98579
    Toll Free: 800-231-2499
    Email: sales@hallflutes.com

  • The Hammig Piccolo Company
    800.967.6733
    800.373.2000
    1214 5th Street
    Coralville, IA 52241
    Professional quality piccolos in Grenadilla and Cocus wood, with standard and thinned-wall headjoints.

  • Wm S. Haynes Co, Inc.
    12 Piedmont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    phone: 617-482-7456
    Fax: 617-482-1870
    email at WmSHaynes@msn.com

  • Howell Roberts Wooden Flutes & Headjoints

  • Robin Hodgkinson
    413-527-6938
    P.O. Box 692
    1 Cottage St.
    Easthampton, MA, USA 01027
    Maker of Clay Woodwinds.

  • Trevor James Flutes US
    621 Clemmer Ave. #13,
    Cincinnati Ohio, 45219,
    Ph: 513-579-8294
    email: info@fluteworks.com

  • Tom Lacy Flutes
    56973 Pearl Ann Drive
    Elkhart, Indiana, USA 46516
    Phone/Fax: (219) 293-4800
    email: tom@tomlacyflutes.com
    Custom Handcrafted Flutes and Headjoints

  • Jonathon A. Landell - LANDELL FLUTES
    529 Williams Hill Rd., Richmond, VT 05477 USA
    Phone/FAX (802) 434-4317

  • Levit Flute Company
    Natick, MA, 508 944-3330, USA
    Email: info@levitflutes.com

  • John Lunn Flutes
    phone: 603-863-0035
    fax: 603-863-3623
    email: lunnflutes@nhvt.net 23 Fletcher Rd.
    Newport, NH, USA 03773
    Easy-reach angled footjoint cluster, 'vanguard' flute design, articles, information about and photos of John Lunn Flutes, HANDS ON! - performance injuries newsletter, The Basic Keys To Solving Performance Injuries
    "Hands On" newsletter"

  • David Lusk Flutes
    5678 Willnean Dr., Milford, OH, 45150 (Cincinnati)
    513-576-6224
    Handcrafted flutes and Headjoints.

  • Mateki Flutes
    ABA Music, Inc.
    P.O. Box 202483
    Cleveland, OH 44120
    TEL: 216-588-0292

  • McKenna Flutes, Inc.
    Chris McKenna
    8 Raymond Rd.
    Deerfield, NH, USA 03037
    phone: (603) 463-4185
    fax:(603) 463-7230

  • Miyazawa Flutes
    800-967-6733
    1214 5th St.
    Coralville, Iowa, USA 52241

  • Jack Moore Flutes
    58122 Avery Road
    Three Rivers, Michigan 49093
    Tel/Fax (269) 244-8998
    e-mail: jackmooreflutes@comcast.net

  • Nagahara Flutes
    Kanichi Nagahara
    131 Stedman St. #7
    Chelmsford, MA 01824 USA
    Tel. 978-458-1345
    Fax. 978-458-1349
    High quality silver and gold handmade flutes.

  • Peter Noy Flutes
    1029 NE 69th Street
    Seattle, WA
    U.S.A. 98115-6623
    (206) 729-1903 tel/fax e-mail: cwpn@mindspring.com
    Maker of Baroque, Classical and Renaissance Flutes

  • George Opperman
    574-289-2576
    1117 Clover Street
    South Bend, IN 46615
    piccolos in grenadilla or rosewood and handmade silver bass flutes and alto flutes

  • Jim Pappas
    Native American Flutes
    P.O. Box 430
    Dobbins, CA 95935
    (916) 692-1124

  • Pearl Flutes
    549 Metroplex Drive
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (800) 947-3275 ext. 3500

  • Verne Q. Powell Flutes
    Includes: On-line appraisals, free & purchased recording downloads
    1 Clock Tower Place
    Suite 300
    Maynard, MA 01754
    phone: 978 461-6111
    fax: 978 461-6155

  • Song Stick
    Native American flutes by Troy De Roche, enrolled Blackfeet
    Box 247
    Hawi HI 96719
    email: info@songstick.com

  • Gene Sagerman
    207-529-5420
    P.O. Box 790
    Waldeboro, ME, USA 04572
    Alto Flutes and headjoints.

  • Selmer Musical Instruments

  • J.S. Engineering
    Jim Schmidt
    209-875-0659
    4480 North Academy
    Sanger, CA, USA 93657
    New Fingering System and Flute Design.

  • Roy Seaman Piccolos
    Distributed by Miles Zentner
    (see below)

  • David Straubinger
    Straubinger Flutes
    5920 S. East Street,
    Indianapolis, IN, 46227 USA
    Tel: (317) 784-3012
    Fax: (317) 781-0096
    Email: StraubingerFlutes@worldnet.att.net
    Famous for innovative pad design.

  • Sweetheart Flute Co.
    32 South Maple St.
    Enfield, CT, USA 06082
    Wooden transverse flutes and whistles.

  • Tanzer Headjoint Co.
    Fine Wood Piccolo Headjoints
    Stephen Tanzer
    P.O. Box 720
    Franklinville, NJ 08322
    USA
    (609) 728-7644

  • Williams Flutes Inc.
    1165 Massachusetts Avenue Ste 4
    Arlington, MA 02476-4330
    TEL: 781 643 8839
    FAX: 781 643 1949

  • David Wimberly Flutes
    phone:(902) 826-7846
    email: ag487@chebucto.ns.ca
    15 Schooner Cove Road
    Head of St. Margaret's Bay
    Nova Scotia B3Z 2B3 Canada
    Finest quality flutes and headjoints handmade to custom order

  • Windwardflutes
    Forbes Christie
    11 Charlotte Lane
    Box 1777
    Shelbourne, Nova Scotia
    T0T 1W0 Canada

  • Dean Yang Flutes
    Little Piper (North America except California)
    P.O. Box 14038
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (800) 71-PIPER
    Fax: (810) 645-5446
    California Office:
    Dean Yang Flutemaker
    P.O. Box 9276
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
    (800) 60-FLUTE

  • Miles Zentner
    818-780-7791
    5453 Saloma Ave.
    Van Nuys, CA 91411
    Distributor of Seaman and Zentner Piccolos.
    Dealer of handmade flutes.

  • Rising Moon Flutes
    David O'Neal
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    919 801-2615
    email: risingmoonflutes@gmail.com
    Native American style of wood flutes


The Netherlands

  • Eloy Flutes
    Hoevenstraat 8
    5712 GW Someren
    The Netherlands
    Tel: 31-(0)493-471290
    info@eloyflutes.com
    Professional handmade flutes in silver, gold and Patented Mokumeum©

  • Eva Kingma Flutemaker
    Hoofdstraat 10
    9444 PB Grolloo
    The Netherlands
    phone/fax: +31-592-501659
    email: info@kingmaflutes.com
    Altos and Bass flutes, esp. with full open-hole system.
    Representative in Europe for Oston-Brannen flutes with the 'Kingma' open-hole system.

  • Simon Polak
    Biezendijk 32
    5465LD Zijtaart
    the Netherlands
    tel:+31413367350 or +31653323202(mobile)
    email: simonpolak@earlyflute.com
    Maker of replicas of baroque flutes

  • Atelier Alfred Verhoef
    Kennemerstraatweg 116
    1815LD Alkmaar
    email: info@alfredverhoef.nl
    phone: 072-5110879
    fax: 072-5110880


Poland

  • Grzegorz Tomaszewicz
    Phone number: 0048 663 401 235
    maker of folk flutes, Renaissance and Early baroque traversos, wooden headjoints

Switzerland

  • Flötenbau - Thomas Fehr
    Seestrasse 185
    CH - 8712 Stäfa
    Tel. & Fax.: ++41 1 926 65 26
    email: thomas.fehr@floetenbau.ch
    maker of traverso and recorder

  • Giovanni Tardino
    “BauArt Basel”,
    Claragraben 160,
    CH-4057 Basel, Schweiz
    Tel/Fax (0041) 616818138
    Mobile (0041) 791738154, (0039) 3498019150
    Email: giovannitardino@bluewin.ch


Republic of Ireland

  • Hammy Hamilton
    Coolea, Macroom, Co. Cork Ireland
    Ph. (+353) 026-45209
    E-Mail: hammy@tinet.ie
    Wooden simple system flutes mainly for the Irish traditional market.

  • Miller Wicks (NI) Limited
    The Harbour Road, Kilkeel, Co.Down N.Ireland
    Manufacturer African Blackwood flutes mostly in Bb but also F flutes & piccolos
    email: paulirvine@fsmail.net

  • Martin Doyle Flutes
    Rannagh, Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland
    email: martin@martindoyleflutes.com
    phone: +353 65 708 1455
    mobile: +353 87 630 2918
    High quality simple system wooden flutes.


United Kingdom

  • Robert Bigio Flutes
    1, Doveridge Gardens
    London N13 5BJ England
    Telephone 020 8882 2627
    Fax 020 8882 2728
    (International +44 181...)
    Email: Robert@bigio.com
    Wooden flutes and piccolos; headjoints in wood, silver and gold. Cylindrical wooden piccolos.

  • Ian McLauchlan
    Just Flutes
    46 South End
    Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1DP
    Telephone: +44 020 8662 8420
    E-mail: imclauchlan@i-gadgets.com
    Maker of headjoints for flute & piccolo.
    Silver & Gold material options

  • Michael Allen
    43 Rothbury Road
    Rainham, Essex RM13 9HY
    England
    Telephone 01708 550039
    Silver and gold flutes and headjoints

  • Andrew Oxley
    Rowan Cottage, Church Street
    Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7EL
    England
    Telephone 01963 350780
    Silver and gold flutes and headjoints

  • Flutemakers Guild Ltd.
    10, Shacklewell Lane, London N16 7TA
    England
    Tel: (0) 20-7254-6362
    Fax: (0) 20-7254-7175
    Makers of fine wood flutes and headjoints

  • Stephen Wessel
    Millbrook House, Alhampton
    Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6PX
    England
    Telephone 01749 860047
    Silver flutes with stainless steel keys

  • Albert Cooper
    9 West Road, Clapham
    London SW4 7DL
    England
    Telephone 020 7622 7863
    Silver and gold flutes and headjoints

  • Peter Worrell
    28 Hall Lane,
    Wacton, Norwich,
    Norfolk NR15 2UH
    England
    Telephone 01508 530378
    email: pete.worrell@btinternet.com
    Alto flutes & wooden flute heads

  • Nick Crabb
    34 Pennybank Chambers
    33-35 St. John's Square
    Clerkenwell
    London EC1M 4DS
    England
    Telephone 020 7250 0727
    Flutes and headjoints


Taiwan

Japan
  • ALTUS Co., Ltd.
    717-1 Karasugawa, Horigane-mura
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano-ken, JAPAN
    TEL: 0263-(73)5000
    FAX: 0263-(73)5005
    PRESIDENT - Shuichi Tanaka

  • Kotato and Fukushima
    Nakano 2-13-18
    Niiza-shi
    Saitama-ken
    tel.: 048-483-1728
    Makers of fine Concert, Bass, Contra-Bass, and Double Contra-Bass futes.

  • Kotato Flutes Kohboh,
    9 - 17, Chikumazawa Miyoshi-Machi,
    Irumagun Saitama-Ken 354,
    Japan
    Telephone & Fax: 0492 (59) 1727

  • Muramatsu, Inc
    1-23-2 Kamitakaido
    Sugunami-ku, Tokyo, 168 JAPAN
    TEL: 81-3-5374-6283
    FAX: 81-3-5374-629
  • Muramatsu-America

  • Sankyo Flutes


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