Pre-Owned Wm S Haynes Wood Flute
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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.
This early Haynes wood flute is a rare survivor. Dating from 1904, it is the work we believe of George W. Haynes.
This flute has the classic small keywork based on the Boehm & Mendler design, with adjusting screws in silver balls, plus double rollers on the footjoint. The Eb touchpiece is a finely crafted teardrop.
This flute is in excellent condition for its age and plays beautifully. The solid silver keywork is tight and clean and unmolested. Wood is dark, with toneholes crisp. The flute is not heavy, similar to the feel of wood Louis Lots. There is the usual hairline crack beside the Eb key on the foot, and an old repaired crack in the head far away from the embouchure hole. It has been serviced in our workshop prior to sale.
About Wm S Haynes
William S. Haynes first established his name as a flute maker through his dedication to exacting detail in every instrument that left his workshop. Then, in 1913, he created a breakthrough in design that set Haynes flutes even more above the rest. This breakthrough, which resulted in a patent, corrected a design flaw that had troubled flutemakers and players up until that time. Through a combination of classic detailed hand-craftsmanship and innovation in design and technique, Haynes set a standard that prevails to this day at the flute workshop that still bears his name.