Ex-Display Jack Moore Solid Flute Headjoint with Red Lip and Riser
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- Pre-Sale Set-Up
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Just after Jack Moore retired from flute making, we asked him to come out of retirement to make us a flute for a customer who had lost their cherished Jack Moore instrument. He sent over the flute with a choice of headjoints, and this is one of them. It has never been owned and has not even been listed for sale until now. There is a tiny 'ding' in the headjoint tube, so we unfortunately can't list this item as 'brand new' - however this minor cosmetic defect won't be of importance to the player who chooses this fine headjoint.
Jack Moore's work is legendary; the statement widely made in the flute industry is "Jack can build anything". When at Armstrong he was involved in building Murray flutes. He built the prototype Murray flutes at the point in time that Armstrong was thinking of putting them into production. The Murray flute is the logical culmination of Theobal Boehm's work, though it has never really caught on due to its complexity. It makes a number of pieces which cannot be played, playable!
Jack's schooling as an instrument maker began while he was still a schoolboy; he fondly tells of how he would go to the Armstrong factory after school where his father worked, and that he would join his father on the bench to produce components for instruments. Jack continued to work at Armstrong, and was ultimately the foreman of the Armstrong Heritage Division (the Heritage flute was the handmade flute built by Armstrong).
In retirement, Jack builds approximately one flute per month, working a few hours a day. He has now apparently worked out his stock of gold and has no intentions to build any more gold flutes, but will continue to build silver flutes.
Jack's instruments are characterised by a blend of functionality and practicality rarely seen in other instruments. They are aesthetically attractive, though the key is that the instruments are designed to funtion practically; this is abundantly clear in all aspects of his work.
About Jack Moore
Jack’s instruments are characterised by a blend of functionality and practicality, which one rarely sees in other instruments. They are aesthetically attractive, however the key is that the instruments are designed to function practically. Jack’s work on bridge mechanisms is exemplary and the mechanisms are not complex but they never fail to work. This shows in all aspects of his work. In retirement Jack builds approximately one flute a month, working a few hours a day.
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Item DetailsManufacturer: Jack Moore
Category: Pre-Owned Flute Headjoints