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 King Flutes
Author: deek 
Date:   2009-02-28 03:01

I found an old solid silver flute model 1041 in a pawn shop. Anyone know anything about this brand? What would it be worth considering it likely needs a complete overhaul?

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 Re: King Flutes
Author: deek 
Date:   2009-03-01 01:23


So I took my experienced flute playing friend with me and she sounded so knowledgeable about flutes that we got an extra discount and i bought it.
Neither one of us has heard of this brand so I still don't really know what I have.
It sounds great when my friend plays it but I will have to adjust to open holes as the uber beginner that i am.

The head, body and foot are all marked "silver" but I would like to know more including the age. Any information would be appreciated.



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 Re: King Flutes
Author: sylvangale 
Date:   2009-03-02 05:23

King is Conn-Selmer. It's just one of the many old bygone brands. It's value may be just around $200. People are more apt to go for known modern brands.

The flute should play fine so long as the pads are in good shape and it's in good adjustment, you may even find the tone of that flute to be nicer than some of the new student flutes being sold nowadays.

Enjoy your new flute!

♫ Stephen K.

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 Re: King Flutes
Author: deek 
Date:   2009-03-02 21:24

Thanks Stephen!

I will see if an internet search can get me some idea of the age now that I have a manufacturer.


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 Re: King Flutes
Author: wovnbskt 
Date:   2010-07-18 07:55

I own a King 1041 that was purchased in 1972. I think it cost around $800. It was a high school graduation gift from my parents. The body of the flute it silver, not the keys and springs, and the lip plate is 14k gold (I think). BTW, you can get plugs for the open holes so you can play the flute so you don't have to learn to play the flute and work to cover the holes at the same time.


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