Louis Lot s/n 9448

A Super Light Flute, Close to Dufrêne’s Lot #9402

This is an outstanding Louis Lot from 1925. French model, silver lip, silver-plated body and keywork, inline G, Bb shake, C foot, seamless tubing. This headjoint plays like butter with a warm rich sound, easy registers, good articulation and response with a wonderful dolce altissimo. The 599 mm original acoustic length allows for slightly higher tuning and plays well at A=440 – the headjoint is NOT shortened to achieve this acoustic length.

Lot #9448 flute disproves the idea that seamless tubes are somehow inferior to seamed. The great French flutist Fernand Dufrêne played a seamless tubed Lot #9402 – built within a few short months of #9448. It is not surprising that the headjoint on this flute is amazing, the well shaped embouchure hole has all the classic dimensions. The flute is in good used condition, but not in playing order and will require a proper overhaul. Key mechanism has no play, but should be taken apart and cleaned for optimal reliability. Plating is near perfect and the case is original.

The 0.014+” tubing of this Lot is atypical of plated flutes, as most of them have .018” wall thickness. It feels very light and balanced in the hands. The harmonics are all in tune and ringing.

Maker’s mark on both headjoint and body. Serial number on headjoint only.


The embouchure hole measures at 10.21 x 12.04 mm.

Headjoint length is 9 inches.

The flute weighs 383 grams.

Sounding length is 599 mm.

It comes in the original leather covered French case in fair condition.

Please see detailed photos below.

Sorry, it is sold.











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