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.