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So how many different brands of flute are there?    22:03 on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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That other thread has got me thinking, so not counting all of the mass produced Chinese flutes on eBay:

Boston area makers:
Haynes (Amedeus)
Powell (Sonare)
Bukart (Resona)
Bukart-Phelan
Brannen
Williams

Other US Makers:
Abell (wood flutes)
Miguel Arista
Jupiter? (does any one know where Jupiter Flutes are made?)
Gemeinhardt
Conn-Selmer (Avanti)
Emerson
Dean Yang
Tom Green

Japanese makers:
Muramatsu
Miyazawa
Yamaha
Sankyo
Pearl
Altus (Azumi)

Would anyone like to help fill in the list?

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Should add Nagahara to the Boston area list - Galway plays Nagahara now (but then he's got a whole collection of flutes)

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    22:22 on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

a_flute_student
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What about:
John Lunn
Landell Flutes
Tom Lacy
Jack Moore

Not like I own one of these - way out of my high school price range - but here are some makers not on your list.


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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    22:40 on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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Thank you very much.

That's right, John Lunn makes flutes with really artistic looking keys.

And I think Jack Moore used to work for Armstrong?

Doesn't Landell teach flute making classes?

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I just went to Tom Lacy's website. He's got some really neat designs/ideas. His prices seem very reasonable too. How neat is that to learn about another flutemaker from the US :-)

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    12:34 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

travel2165
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Weissman/McKenna
McKenna
Lopatin (North Carolina)
Eppler (Seattle WA)
Folkers and Powell (mostly baroque flutes, but modern headjoints also; Hillsdale NY)
David Chu (wood headjoints only; Seattle WA)
Eldred Spell (piccolo headjoints only; North Carolina)

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    12:50 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

travel2165
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I forgot:

Roger Young (headjoints only; Edgewater MD)

I just purchased one of his Honduran rosewood flute headjoints through J.L. Smith -- and I love it!

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    13:11 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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If we add piccolos to the list, then there's Keefe too. He used to work for Brannen. A friend of mine has one of his piccolos with two different headjoints. Nice picc !!!

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Hammig piccs too

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    15:10 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

spencerflute
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there is mateki,

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    15:17 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

spencerflute
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oh and Eva Kingma, Straubinger, Akiyama, Robert Bigio, Arista, and parmenon. There is a whole list at

http://flute.com/shop.htm#makers



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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    15:51 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicman_944
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This is really on the fringe, but Jim Schmidt who makes JS Gold flute pads (similar to Straubingers) also makes (or made) a flute. However, it is not exactly a Boehm system, but rather a completely new ergonomic design that requires learning a new fingering for many notes.

http://users.gotsky.com/jimschmidt/flute.htm

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    17:04 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

InstrumentCrazy
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Jupiter is made in Taiwan, China. Found it on there website.

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    19:19 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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there is mateki


Yes, one of the students at Patricia Harper's Master Class had a Mateki.

There were 2 Powells, 1 Haynes, 2 Brannens, 1 Mateki, 1 Sankyo, and 1 Muramatsu present

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    19:25 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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If we add headjoints to the list, then we have Sheridan (nice head, Pahud plays one), Gooseman (didn't work out for me), Drelinger (Alexa Still plays one), LaFin (which is now part of Brannen), and Faulisi.

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    21:00 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Zevang
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Emanuel in Boston as well.

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    21:50 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

spencerflute
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koregelos, its on the flute center of N.Y. website.

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and trever james.

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Re: So how many different brands of flute are there?    01:14 on Thursday, July 29, 2010 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cflutist
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I actually have a George Koregelos piccolo. He was the owner of House of Woodwinds in Oakland CA. His daughter Angela Koregelos is quite an accomplished flutist.

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And the 2nd flutist of the orchestra (who normally plays a Powell) has a Koregelos flute as his backup flute.

   





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