MURAMATSU DS SOLID SILVER FLUTE (#91980) WITH OPEN HOLES, DRAWN TONE HOLES, POINTED KEY ARMS, OFFSET G, SPLIT E AND B-FOOT IN PRISTINE CONDITION (LOTUS OVERHAUL)
Muramatsu flutes stand in a class of their own and are some of the most sought-after flutes in the world. The sound is rich and lush and allows a wide range of tonal colour. The Muramatsu DS solid silver flute is one of the top silver flutes that Muramatsu offers and currently retails at £8,500 with this specification and a further premium for the ‘Lotus’ overhaul. It features solid silver head, body, tube and keys with Muramatsu’s high precision drawn tone holes which allows quick response, sharp staccato and beautiful legato.
This particular flute is in beautiful unmarked condition with superb pads and has been fully serviced ready for sale. It comes with the upgrade of a B-Foot and a split E mechanism and looks and plays like new. This is a superb set-up and a stunning flute with a beautiful full rich sound and a wealth of tonal colours. I do not have the exact age of this flute but it would only be a few years old as the serial number is #91980.
This flute has had a unique overhaul and has been fitted with brass shims and Lotus pads, which are similar to Straubinger and arguably a better option. This is an expensive overhaul and was done prior to us receiving the flute and so we have adjusted and checked the mechanism and left the pads as they are in excellent condition.