BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE GERMAN BLACKWOOD CLOSED-HOLE FLUTE WITH SILVER HEAD ATTACHMENT
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a superb handmade Boehm wood flute. We believe that this is a German made flute, possibly by Mollenhauer. It has German silver keywork and an adapter from Rudall Carte which allows a metal head to be fitted to the flute. The current added head has a diameter of 19.5mm and has a silver lip.
We have completely overhauled this flute, cleaned the key cups, repadded and re-oiled and adjusted the mechanism. It plays very nicely for an early 20th century flute and the ability to added a silver head is a superb addition. The collar/head adapter is a Rudall Carte cocuswood adapter with a metal internal tube to connect the head. It has a hairline crack in the wood but this is cosmetic and has no bearing on the sound.
Please note that the case is an original Rudall Carte one but the hinges have broken and therefore it will require work. It is important to keep these original cases and restore them and we have therefore included this for someone to do.