Wm. S. Haynes Flute serial #30861, made in 1961, golden age period. Solid silver, handmade French model, soldered tone holes, open hole, pointed arms, no adjustment screws, inline G, C-foot, Bb shake, .013” tubing, forged keys and touches, gold springs.
This flute is a very good example of the golden age period handmade flutes from the Wm. S. Haynes Company. It is in excellent condition, recent overhaul with Straubinger pads. It is light as a feather and feels balanced in the hands. The sound is sweet, yet powerful and full of character, fast response in all registers, the action is even and smooth. #30861 vibrates strongly in the hands, a sign of a very good headjoint and good padding. Flute comes in its original case in excellent condition. Handmade Haynes flutes from the Golden Age period seldom surface in the market place.
Maker’s mark and serial number on body only, monogram on headjoint.
The embouchure hole measures 10.29 x 12.42 mm.
Sounding length is 600 mm.
Headjoint length is 8-7/8”.
The flute weighs 391 grams.
Please see detailed photos below.
Price is $4,250 USD, $55 shipping to USA.
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