Rare Albert Cooper Solid Silver Headjoint (1990) – Excellent Condition
Up for sale is a very rare and beautiful Albert Cooper solid silver headjoint made by probably one of the most sought-after and iconic flute craftsman of the 20th century. Albert Cooper was a British maker who, upon leaving Rudall Carte in the 1960’s, set up shop in the shed at the end of his garden and with traditional tools became one of the world’s most famous makers of headjoints and flutes. His cooperation with Brannen Brothers and William Bennett developed the ‘Cooper Scale’ to which Brannen now produce Brannen-Cooper flutes. He passed away in 2011 and left a legacy of beautifully constructed instruments but mainly headjoints and these are highly coveted and very rarely on the market.
This particular head was purchased from new from Albert in 1990 and although the original cork has just been replaced, we have kept it as signed by Albert himself. The diameter is 19.5mm and so can easily be adjusted to a modern flute. These handmade heads from Albert are becoming rarer and I am lucky to have found this one and an even rarer Jubilee head (also advertised).
**Please note that whilst I accept returns on flutes, I cannot accept a return on a headjoint once it has been adjusted to fit another flute, so please bear this in mind**