Thursday, June 30, 2022
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The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour last night at Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater! Former members Michael McDonald and John McFee were back! The first time they’ve performed with Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons in more than 25 years. Great show!
Thursday, June 16, 2022
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
To professional flute players the name Wm S Haynes needs no introduction. Arguably makers of the finest handmade flutes in the world!
This antique Wm S Haynes solid wood flute with sterling silver keys was handmade c.1907. The system is closed hole, offset G and C foot. It plays up to A441.
Mechanically this flute was found in excellent mechanical condition. Apparently this flute was not heavily used since there was no wear on the key tubing. The only real problems were rusted screws and rods, some of which have been replaced. Two small cracks in the headjoint were repaired and warrantied. The embouchure is in perfect condition. Also has the original threaded crown and stem.
This incredible rare instrument was just restored by Susan E. who worked at the Haynes flute Co. in Boston. with all new pads, new corks and felts. Looks and plays beautifully with a full rich tone. Very fluid throughout all registers. Just a delight to play!
We have several other refurbished intermediate and professional silver flutes available. In addition, we also have other wooden flutes including simple key systems.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
This is an offer your guitar or bass can't pass up!
Thursday, February 17, 2022
This Paris Mark VI was made c.1965. There is no lacquer on the horn or keys and was removed by the previous owner. Mechanically the horn is in excellent condition and only has some minor ripples due to previous ding repairs. The pearls are in excellent condition. It appears to be all original with no previous bad repairs or tool marks, only a resolder mark on one key guard. A few scratches and scuffs which would be normal for a horn this age. The horn was just overhauled by Joe Cook one of the original workers at the Selmer factory who padded and assembled these horns in the 1960's. He used black kangaroo skin pads and all new bumpers, felts and corks.
The original case is included along with a new hand crafted grenadilla neck plug, cork grease, care kit and reeds of your choice. Come try this one out at the store!
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022
Did you know that humidity and temperature changes can have a big effect on string instruments? A lack of humidity in the air due to changing temperatures, not using an instrument humidifier, improper instrument storage where temperatures fluctuate or changes in altitude can cause problems to occur. String instruments are made of wood, which expands and contracts with temperature and humidity changes. The wood expanding or contracting can cause action problems, buzzing strings, or even bow or warp the neck of a string instrument. To prevent this from happening to your instrument, keep it humidified with an instrument humidifier and be careful where you store it. Wooden instruments should never be stored close to areas where extreme temperature fluctuations can occur. For example, by a heating/cooling vent, radiator, radiant heat, stove, windows or doors. If you detect a change in your instrument's handling or notice warping, bring it in to an experienced luthier for immediate attention.