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 Wooden Flute: Haynes
Author: Mirko996 
Date:   2016-05-29 23:10

Hi everyone.
Today i find on internet this flute, is a Haynes, france system.
The price is 350 and i think is perfect in my case.
What do you think? Did you ever play this instrument?

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 Re: Wooden Flute: Haynes
Author: Wes 
Date:   2016-06-22 10:16

You do not say what other flutes you own or where you could play the flute so please regard this note in that light. You probably need more information on that Haynes flute.

The Haynes wooden flutes were very good, but I believe the silver ones were much better. For $350, I would be concerned that it might be in the key of Db, not C. Also, the pitch center could be A435 or A453 instead of A440, making it essentially not useable.

I own two wooden flutes, one very old at A435 and the other a modern pitch, open hole, low B foot instrument. Neither would I use in a serious engagement. The sound is generally not bright and focused. It was concluded about 100 years ago that they generally do not project as well as silver flutes, with some exceptions, of course. They fell out of favor, as a result. I've played in groups where a person who tries to be a professional comes and plays his modern Chinese wooden flute, similar to mine. One can never hear him play and one can refer to him as a "flute holder". Good luck!

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