Up for sale is my four key Antique Boxwood flute by Simpson. This instrument is in excellent condition, with only one discreet crack repair to a ring on the foot see photo 3. This Boxwood flute is completely straight, without any warping.
The wood has a beautifully aged, honeyed hue to it, and is totally crack and split free. This flute, is very light in the hand, easy to fill, and beautifully balanced. With its large tone holes and crisp embouchure, it gives a powerful clear sound, ideally suited for Traditional Irish Music.Although this flute does not have a tuning slide, it has excellent internal tuning, and the unlined headjoint allows the warmth of the Boxwood to really come through in the tone. It plays at A = 440 Hz. With good intonation for a period instrument, with no flat foot, spot on F#, and only the A's and B's needing some slight lipping down. All keys are fully functional and easy to operate. A Boxwood flute with large tone holes is an unusual find. This is a great opportunity to obtain a 19th. Century period instrument, in exceptional condition, for a good price. After numerous requests, I have attached a sound sample of this beautiful sounding Boxwood Flute. The item "Antique Vintage Old Wooden Boxwood Irish Four Key Flute Simpson" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes". The seller is "gavelbasher123" and is located in Leeds.
This item can be shipped worldwide.