A. Grenser

Single-keyed

1875,– €
inc. VAT
1575,63 €
exc. VAT

Six-keyed (D-foot)

3320,– €
inc. VAT
2789,92 €
exc. VAT

Eight-keyed (C-foot)

3950,– €
inc. VAT
3319,33 €
exc. VAT

Special natural boxwood version

on request
inc. VAT
on request
exc. VAT

 

Additional middle-joint (a=440 or 415 Hz):

- without keys

410,– €
inc. VAT
344,54 €
exc. VAT

- with B- and C- Keys

615,– €
inc. VAT
516,81 €
exc. VAT

Additional C-Foot

1405,– €
inc. VAT
1180,67 €
exc. VAT

 

Our classic flute is modelled on a flute by August Grenser who was a famous flute-maker from Dresden. Constructed around 1790, the original can be found in a private collection in the north of Germany. It is made of ebony and has four interchangeable joints playing at the pitches of a=440 Hz to a=420 Hz. In addition, the original has a C foot joint and a D foot joint with a register.

We make several different versions of these flutes. We often build the single-keyed version as an instrument at the pitch of a=440 Hz or a=430 Hz; the more-keyed versions are almost exclusively built at the pitch a=430 Hz. We are very often asked for the full eight-keyed version with keys for D sharp, F, G sharp, B, long F, long C, and a C foot (C, C sharp). With these additional keys, the weak-sounding semitones, which otherwise have to be played crossfingered, can be played with a similar strength to the “normal”notes. Yet the other usual cross-fingered notes can also be played on this flute. The tonal character is brighter and richer in overtones compared to the baroque flute.

 

Sound Sample

Grenser 430 Hz - Mozart: Duett "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen"

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