Flute Equipment Survey 2004

This informal survey was intended for but not limited to members of the FLUTE list.
The survey ran from April 5 to June 30, 2004
Survey was conducted and statistics compiled by Larry Krantz
All respondents will remain anonymous.

256 Respondents:   Total # Instruments: 875      
               
Amateur 127   Professional 114   Teacher 137
               
Primary Flute Make #   Primary Flute Features #   Flute Tube Material #
Abell 1   Open Hole 193   10k Rose Gold 1
Altus 16   Closed Hole 31   14K Gold 14
Arista 1   C foot 66   8K gold 1
Armstrong 6   B foot 190   9K Gold 2
Brannen 16   Both C & B foot 9   Aurumite 5
Brannen Cooper 8   C# trill 84   Blackwood 1
Burkart 5   Gizmo 166   Gold 3
David Williams 2   In Line G 115   Gold plate 3
Edward Almeida 1   Offset G 131   Grenadilla 2
Fernand Chapelain 1   Split E 67   Nickel Silver 8
Gemeinhardt 6   Bigio C&S 22   PCM silver alloy 3
Goosman 1   Open G# 38   Platinum 1
Guo Brothers 1   Closed G# 199   Silver 186
Hammig 1   Left Low C# key 14   Silver plate 18
Haynes 26   Left Low B key 18   Wood 4
John Lunn 1   Convertable Low C#/B key 0      
Jupiter 3   Convertable foot 2   Flute Tube Thickness #
Koregolos 1   Lower G insert 41   0.01 1
Lopatin 1   Reversed Bb 3   0.011 1
Louis Lot 2   Gold Pads 8   0.012 3
Mateki 2   Head Ring 8   0.013 2
McCanless 1   Straubinger Pads 84   0.014 25
Miyazawa 20   Platuau Keys 48   0.015 9
Morelli 1   Pointed Keys 176   0.016 40
Muramatsu 23   Altered Keys 16   0.017 1
Nagahara 4   Piccolo 172   0.018 12
Osten - Brannen 2   Alto 70   0.12 1
Pearl 15   Bass 19   0.14 14
Powell 38         0.16 17
Prima Sankyo 11   Flute Scale #   0.18 5
Rittershausen 1   435 1   0.4 1
Rudall Carte 2   439 1   0.43 1
Sakurai 1   440 79   Heavy wall 8
Selmer 1   442 135   Medium 2
Sonare 2   444 1   Thin 2
Straubinger 1            
Tom Green 3   Headjoint Tube Material #   Lip Plate Material #
Tom Lacy 1   Silver w/ rose gold plate 1   10K Gold 1
Trevor James 2   10K Gold 2   14K gold 18
Yamaha 25   14K Gold 18   18K gold 3
Total Primary Flutes: 256   18K Gold 4   24K gold 2
      24K Gold Plated 1   9K gold 5
Headjoint Make/model #   8K Gold 1   Gold 9
Abell 1   9K Gold 7   Gold Plated 7
Albert Cooper 2   Aurumite 6   Platinum 1
Almeida 1   Blackwood 1   Silver 21
Altus 9   Gold 5      
Andrew Oxley 1   Grenadilla 3   Riser Material #
Arista 3   Karritium 1   14k gold 32
Armstrong 5   Nickel 1   18K gold 5
Bigio 4   Platinum 1   24K gold 1
Brannen 9   Silver 165   8K gold 1
Brannen/Cooper 5   9K gold plate 1   9K gold 2
Burkart 11   Silver plate 1   Gold 27
Dana Sheridan 2   Silver plated 1   Platinum 16
David Williams 8   Silver/15% gold 1   Silver 54
Drelinger 16   18K gold plate 1   Gold Plated 1
Emmanuel 1   Wood 4      
Ewen McDougall 1         Bass Makes # Basses
Flutemakers of Australia 1   Headjoint Tube Thickness     Altus 4
Full Circle Lot 1   0.01 1   Armstrong 2
Gemeinhardt 4   0.011 1   Casey Burns 1
Goosman 4   0.012 6   Emerson 1
Haynes 13   0.013 3   Glassl 1
Ian McLauchlin 3   0.014 25   Jupiter 3
Jack Moore 2   0.015 5   Kingma 4
Jeff Weissman 2   0.016 22   Meyer 1
John Lehner 1   0.017 1   Opperman 3
JR Lafin Adler 5   0.018 6   Phillip Hammig 1
Jupiter 1   0.14 8   Rudall Carte 1
Lopatin 1   0.16 17   Selmer Paris 1
Louis Lot 1   0.18 2   Simon Polak 1
Martin Gordon 1   0.35 1   Yamaha 1
Mateki 2   0.38 1   Total Basses: 25
Miyazawa 16   0.4 2      
Muramatsu 12   0.42 1   Alto Makes # Altos
Nagahara 4   0.43 1   Altus 2
Pearl 10         Armstrong 10
Powell 34   Piccolo Makes # Piccs   Artley 4
Sankyo 6   Arista 1   Emerson 2
Roger Young 1   Armstrong 10   Geminhardt 9
Sakurai 1   Artley 5   Haynes 1
Simmons 2   Artley Db 1   Jupiter 12
Tom Green 2   Brannen 6   KG Special 1
Trevor James 1   Braun 2   Kingma 2
Tudrey 1   Bundy 1   Opperman 2
Weisman 1   Burkart-Phelan 13   Pearl 7
Welan 1   Chinese 1   Prima Sankyo 3
Wimberly 1   Deboneetbeau Db 1   Rudall and Carte 1
Yamaha 12   Emerson 5   Selmer Paris 1
      Flutemakers Guild 1   Trevor James 10
Other Boehm C Flutes #   Gemeinhardt 17   Yamaha 7
Altus 9   Gerard Hammig 1   Total Altos: 74
Aprenti 1   Guy Humphrey 1      
Arista 1   Philip Hammig 14      
Armand 1   Hans Reiner 1      
Armstrong 19   Haynes 19      
Artley 6   Haynes d flat 2      
Barier 1   Helmut Hammig 1      
Bettoney 1   Honi Db 1      
Blessing 1   Jinyin 1      
Bonneville 1   Keefe 4      
Brannen 1   Louis Lot 1      
Buffet 2   Monnig 1      
Bundy 2   Opperman 3      
Burkart 1   Orsi 1      
Deboneetbau 1   Paris Knighton 1      
Deford 1   Powell 14      
E. F. Dean 1   Roweller 1      
Emerson 3   Roy Seaman 9      
Eppler 1   Selmer 3      
Eudy 1   Weissman 9      
Gemeindhardt 35   Woodwind Deluxe 1      
Haynes 20   Woodwind/Brasswind 2      
Hsing-Hai 1   Yahama 48      
Jack Moore 1   Zenter 18      
Jupiter 7   Total Piccolos: 221      
King Cleveland 1            
Lebret 1            
Lopatin 1            
Louis Lot 3            
Miyazawa 4            
Monnig 1            
Muramatsu 15            
Otto Monnig 1            
Pearl 11            
Powell 11            
Prima Sankyo 2            
Reynolds 2            
Rittershausen 1            
Rudall Carte 1            
Rudolf Uebel 1            
Sankyo 5            
Selmer 1            
Sonare 1            
Takumi 1            
Trevor James 4            
Vito 1            
Xinghai 1            
Yamaha 36            
Total Other Boehm Flutes: 225            

Other construction features to Primary Flute

  • D# roller on footjoint - Customized headjoint tenon at .014 to fit Sheridan head - Broegger mekanik - Broegger acoustic
  • .958 silver tube with .925 silver keys
  • 10K Gold Barrel and joint rings and D# roller
  • 14K Crown (2 entries)
  • 14K rose gold crown - 14K rose gold barrel rings - 14K rose gold body end ring - 14K rose gold boxes on both foot joints - 14K end rings on both foot joints - D# rollers on both foot joints
  • 18K gold springs
  • Black onyx gemstone crown
  • Bo Pep saddle for left hand - Thumbalina for right hand thumb - rubber riser for left index finger
  • Bo Pep saddle for left hand - Thumbalina for right hand thumb - rubber riser for left index finger
  • Bob Ogren synthetic stopper
  • Brannen key extensions
  • Brögger lipplate
  • Brogger Mechanik
  • Brogger mekanik and acoustic
  • D foot
  • D sharp roller - facet barrel rings
  • D# roller (7 entries)
  • E flat roller
  • Engraved lip plate (2 entries)
  • Flute Body is rose gold plated. Keys are silver
  • Flute headjoint was recut and body was fraised by Pat North of Cincinatti Flute Works (USA). Jupiter introduced the 711-II model in 1998 using new computerized equipment
  • G insert
  • G to A trill key
  • Gold filigree on the crown with a ruby in the center of it
  • Gold plated inner wall of headjoint
  • half-offset G
  • Hand made soldered tone holes
  • High E3 facilitator added by J. Weissman
  • soldered tone holes and a D# roller
  • Instead of a Bb shake it has a B shake key
  • Keys are Solid Silver and the tone holes are soldered gold
  • Lims crown - 18K crown and insert
  • Main tube shortened at lower end and small tube inserted into upper C# hole in order to compensate for traditional scale
  • MeKenna Crown - Leopard Jasper and gold
  • o-ring in the head - different crown
  • pinless construction
  • Previouisly- a right thumb button (cork) glued on; currently detachable right thumb rest made by Maarten Vissar
  • re-cut embouchure hole
  • Riser slightly over the top of the lipplate
  • Rose Gold Plated body - Silver plated keys
  • Seemed tubing
  • selfmade saddle for left hand and selfmade right thumb pad/rest
  • silver key work
  • Simmons headjoint stopper and crown assembly
  • Special upper C# button. Made longer and rounded to allow more comfortable position of RH first finger
  • square holed keys
  • Underslung E-mech - Pinless Left-hand - Nagahara's patented thumb mechanism
Alterations to Primary Flute

  • Homemade extensions of mahogany and cork on left hand
  • All keys are gold-plated
  • Angled foot joint keys- thumb keys moved up along the axis of the flute- C key raised
  • B key heightened- enlarged- and flattened
  • Brannen extension for G and G# keys
  • D#/Eb Roller
  • Footjoint cluster was moved 2mm. towards the baody
  • G extension - G# extension - Lunn Bb cluster - Lunn angled footjoint cluster
  • John Lunn extensions to the Left hand keys (which are closed hole and have tone holes placed correctly for this). The Right hand keys are open hole and without modifictation. The foot joint keys are angled
  • Keys have not been customized- but mechanism as such: I ordered adjustment screws which are not a usual feature with this model line; I also asked for some adjustments with regard to the tension of some springs
  • Lowerd venting to 2.9mm
  • Plugged G and D keys
  • Plugged several holes - added a G# extension
  • Position and shape of C3 trill touch piece is "behind" the normal Bb shake key and straight - more like a saxophone's side key - not bent in similar shape as Bb shake key. Photograph can be seen at John Rayworth's website
  • Roller on D# made short to accommodate slide to low C# with small fingers and avoid opening D# at same time
  • The C# trill key was originally a button between the E key and the D# trill key. I had it changed to a lever above the BFl lever
Pre-Boehm Flutes (74 listed)

  • a variety of unmarked bamboo and wooden flutes- fifes- and whistles
  • Anonymous English 8-key cocoa flute - Anonymous English 6-key cocoa piccolo
  • Aulos
  • Aulos baroque flute
  • C. Kruspe Erfurt - Patrick Olwell
  • Casey Burns Irish flute
  • Copley & Boegli 6-key
  • copy of Bart Kuijken's Rottenburg by Rod Cameron in boxwood at 415 and 392 - Grenser copy by Rod Cameron in grenadilla at 440 and 415
  • Desforges (1-key)
  • Eugeny Albert Silver Flute. Th. Lammy niquel-silver flute
  • Fife
  • Folkers and Powell (Denner at A=414) - Prescott (Grenser at A=415 and 440) - Art Benade - A=415
  • Grenser
  • Healy Irish Flute - Folkers & Powell Baroque Flute
  • Laubé wooden 5-keyed
  • Light wood six-hole flute
  • M.J.H.Kessels/Nationale Fabriek (ca 1931) - M.J.H.Kessels (ca 1915) - Anonymous (ca 1840- incomplete) - Anonymous (20th century?) - Anonymous band flute in Ab (ca 1880?) - C. Kruspe (ca 1885) - Anonymous reform flute (ca. 1910) - J. Thibouville-Lamy p
  • Meyer
  • Nach Meyer 8 key & 12 key - reproduction Denner by Rod Cameron - no name Baroque single key
  • Nach Meyer wooden 8-key flute with ivory headjoint - Keyless Irish flute in boxwood - Aulos Baroque flute- Stansby jr. model- A=415
  • Native American flutes
  • no-name 6-key piccolo
  • One-key boxwood traverso by unknown maker - One-key boxwood copy of a Grenser flute by Thomas Prescott
  • Potter - Kauffmann - Orsi - Meyer
  • Richard Hahn rosewood copy of A. Grenser 415 and 440 joints - Aulos plastic Stansby Jr copy - Two early 19th century flute in Eb and F by Rudall and Rose
  • Siccama System Chappell
  • Simon Polak - Beukers - Blackwood- A=415 - Simon Polak - Wijne- Boxwood- A=415
  • Simon Polak Beuker - M&E Rudall and Rose- Sweetheart
  • Skip Healy 4 key conical bore
  • Sweetheart Baroque flute--maple. Pratten system no name piccolo--grenadilla
  • unmarked 8-key simple-system conical flute made in Germany
  • Variety of Irish
  • Variety of Irish wooden flutes

July 6, 2004
Larry Krantz

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