Flutes

The modern flute is an instrument conceived in the nineteenth century by the Bavarian flautist and builder Theobald Bohem. 

Over time it has acquired contributions from other flutists and builders including the Italian virtuoso Giulio Briccialdi who designed the B flat key, and the closed G key (which Boehm preferred opened). 

In more recent times the transverse flute has been subjected to acoustic analysis and a new calculation of the dimensions and arrangement of the holes thanks to the work of physicists like John Coltman and builders like Albert Cooper.

The ordinary flute may descend as much to the C3 as to B2. The C flute has a total length of about 67 cm, with a vibrating air column (from the center of the hole until the bottom) of about 59.5 cm. These measurements may vary slightly both by manufacturer's choice, especially for upper part of headjoint, and according to the instrument's tune. Currently flutes are built with intonation ranging from A = 440Hz to A = 444 Hz and therefore may have differences of some millimeters length.

 

The flute is cylindrical in the body and in the foot, with a diameter of 19 mm and a truncated cone shape with a slightly parabolic profile in the headointj, where the diameter is reduced rising to the mouthpiece from 19 mm to 17 mm.

The instrument is divided into three parts: headjoint, body and footjoint.

In the body and in the foot of the flute there is a mechanism that controls the opening of the holes. The standard construction includes 16 or 17 holes. The width of the holes increases down towards the foot. The tone holes can be extruded and edged (by machine) or built separately and welded to the pipe (soldered tone holes)

The mechanics is designed to organize an effective system of fingerings that allows the nine fingers used by the performer to control all 16 or 17 holes.

The mechanics can be composed of isolated keys (such as the B3, the G sharp and the D sharp) but most of the keys have the arms gathered in long rods inside which there are long common pivots. Rods and pivots are supported by small columns fixed on reinforcing plates welded to the flute tube. Inside the colums there are pin springs that have the task of returning the keys to their starting position when they are not activated.

The keys pressed directly by the fingers, may appear in a closed or even open form, ie perforated in the center. In this way you have flutes with a closed keyboard or open keyboard (this last version is more professional as it allows the execution of glissatos, microtones and multi-frequency sounds).

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    Model 203
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    Model 1818 - Soldered tone holes
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    Flute Model 203-S - STERLING SILVER Step1 Headjoint
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    Model 1818-S - STERLING SILVER Headjoint Step1 - Soldered tone holes
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    Flute 1849, STERLING SILVER headjoint, B footjoint, Luxury wooden case
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    Argento S2 HANDMADE - Soldered tone holes  - DEMO
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    Model 7714 S2 HANDMADE
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    Model 7714 - Headjoint, Body, Footjoint Sterling Silver 925
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    9612 - HEAVY - HANDMADE - SOLDERED TONE HOLES  - DEMO
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    U104 Model - Bass Flute
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    T88 model DEMO - Vertical bass flute  - Albisiphon
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    Ebony model
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    T88 model - Vertical bass flute  - Albisiphon
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    7801 - HEAVY - HANDMADE - PINLESS ULTRATEC® MECHANIC
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    9612 - HEAVY - HANDMADE - SOLDERED TONE HOLES  - PINLESS ULTRATEC®
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    Oro 9kt - 14kt
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