Wm. S. Haynes Flute serial #28512, made in March, 1959 – within five months of when Rampal’s gold Haynes was delivered.
This is a very special flute that was owned by Gary Schocker and Marco Granado, and used in the New York Philharmonic. It has been overhauled by David Chu recently and is in mint condition. It looks like a brand new flute, and plays just as well. Solid silver, handmade French model, inline G, Bb shake, C-foot, soldered tone holes, white gold springs, tubing .013 inch, in its original leather covered French case in fair condition.
Golden Age Haynes flutes are hard to come by not because they are rare, but because they are special and their owners seldom want to part with them. 1959 was a very successful year for Haynes. Other than selling the now famous solid gold flute to Rampal, they also sold flutes to many symphony players and prominent teachers. The list includes Julius Baker (New York), Thomas Nyfenger (Yale), Maurice Sharp (Cleveland), Robert Cavally (Cincinnati, Editor), John Kiburz (St. Louis), Laurent Torno (St. Louis), Phillip Kaplan (Boston), George Madsen (Boston) John Oberbrunner (Syracuse) and many others. This was just in the year 1959.
Haynes #28512 is a fine example from this particular era. The sound is very bold but sweet, quick response, very colorful from top to bottom. This is a very well balanced flute.
The embouchure hole measures 10.46 x 12.47 mm.
Please see detailed photos below.
Price is $4,200 with free USA shipping only.
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