Up for sale is my rare one key flute in stained Boxwood by Karl Freidrich Adler of Bamberg. (1795 - 1888) This flute is in pristine condition, made from stained Boxwood with horn ferrules and one German Silver key.The embouchure is crisp and untouched, as are the tone holes. This instrument is remarkably well preserved. Most unusual is that not only are all horn rings present, but they are also intact without crack or blemish, extremely uncommon on a flute of this age.
Stamped on head, left and right hand sections is; "ADLER BAMBERG" surmounted by a crown, with "D" and a star on either side beneath the name. (see photos 7- 8) Light in the hand, and well balanced, this flute is a joy to play, with a comfortable stretch between the tone holes.This flute plays at A=440Hz, with very good intonation from low D in the first octave to A in the third, and does not suffer from flat foot. This flute projects well with a sweet and clear voice, which is even across its range. Below is some biographical information about the Adler woodwind making dynasty in Bamberg. German family of woodwind makers.
Learnt his craft from his father, Johann Georg Adler, in the years. For short periods under Carl Doke of Linz and August Rorarius of Vienna, and for some three years with Max Stiegler in Munich. He set up his own business in Bamberg in.
Surviving Adler instruments include flutes, clarinets (some after the designs of Iwan Müller), basset horns, bass horns, and bassoons. The item "Antique Vintage Old Wooden Irish Boxwood Flute Adler Bamburg" is in sale since Thursday, May 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes". The seller is "ditchydoyle" and is located in LEEDS. This item can be shipped worldwide.