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Louis Lot Nickel Flute


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  • Purchase price: £6,995.00
  • Deposit: £699.50
  • Amount of credit: £6,295.50
  • 12 monthly payments of: £578.03
  • Total repayable: £7,635.91
  • Duration of agreement: 12 months
  • Rate of interest (fixed): 19.9%
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Our Description

As the choice of Altes, Taffanel, Hennebains and Gaubert, one could say that the Louis Lot flute has been "instrumental" in the formation of the French concept of sound; indeed, this particular make of flute has been intimately associated with the development and spread of the French school of flute playing.

Because of their distinct sound, Lot flutes have been much sought after by a small group of players (mostly enthusiasts and exponents of the French School). Of late, there has been an increase in the popularity of Louis Lot flutes among the general flute playing public.

Roughly 10,400 flutes were numbered during the ninety-seven year period of the company's activity. However, these were not all created equally, so anyone considering the purchase of one of these instruments should be armed with information as to which flutes are considered best and what to look for.

General Condition

This flute is in good playing order and has been played profesionally up until its sale with us here. It is in good condition but has heavy pitting to the nickle silver especially on the keys, and some tarnishing to the headjoint. It has an Albert Cooper lip-plate and has been tuned; we think this was done by Nick Crabbe, though we cannot confirm this. No visible serial numbers on the body or headjoint.

This item is sold “as seen”. It has not been checked in our workshop prior to sale, and this is reflected in the selling price.


  • Silver-plated nickel-silver Louis Lot 'Brevette' body and foot joint
  • Godfroy Aine nickel-silver headjoint with Louis Lot lip-plate and Albert Cooper lip-plate
  • Inline G
  • Open hole
  • C footjoint
  • Includes custom flute and piccolo case made of American red oak with rosewood inlay, with space for piccolo. Also includes Jinny Wessel leather case cover with carrying strap

Item Details

Item number: C122153 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Manufacturer: Louis Lot
Category: Vintage Flutes

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