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Pre-Owned Louis Lot Silver Flute #73XX


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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

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.

This Louis Lot is in the original scale, untuned, with a solid 14k lip-plate re-cut by Ian McLauchlan.

This Model 5 Louis Lot, dating from 1908, was built under E. Chambille's ownership. This features an independent G# and separate straps for the trill keys and main mechanism. The trill is to Bb.

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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.


Item Details

Item number: C125221 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 738***
Manufacturer: Louis Lot
Model number: silver
Category: Vintage Flutes

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