Additional middle-joint (a=440 or 415 Hz):
- without keys
- with B- and C- Keys
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.