PHILIPP HAMMIG FLUTE WITH CLOSED HOLES, SILVER PLATED BODY,KEYS AND MECHANISM – BEAUTIFUL CONDITION
Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful Philipp Hammig flute. Hammig are renowned flute and piccolo makers and have been crafting instruments since 1780. Philipp Hammig developed his instrument making skills, learning the profession in his father’s workshop. After spcialising in flute making at the Berlin firm, Ritterhausen, Philipp returned to Markneukirchen. In 1959, Gerhard Hammig, Philipp’s son, took over the family business; however, the flutes and piccolos remained in the name of “Philipp Hammig,” as they are known today. In 1994, the long tradition of the family business passed to Gerhard’s four children.
This particular flute is likely silver plated (judging by the tenon joints) but plays with a lovely warm, rounded sound. Superbly constructed with closed holes, offset G (with extension), split E mechanism and C foot with D# roller. Easy to blow and a lovely handmade flute at a very affordable price, we have completely overhauled this with new pads. The rounded sound particularly suits Jazz and Folk music but is a superb flute for any music.
For a more mellow sound, check out this Philipp Hammig 658/2 Flute made of Grenadilla wood