Powell Flute Serial Numbers
Below is a list of the serial numbers of handmade flutes produced by Verne Q Powell Flutes. Please note that this does not relate to ‘Commercial’ models. Serial Number(end of year) Year of Manufacture 26 1927 57 1928 110 1929 166 1930 190 1931 207 1932 221 1933 237 1934 258 1935 289 1936 331 […]
CITES Regulations of Wooden Instruments – Update
On 28 August 2019, the CITES Convention voted to exclude the trade of musical instruments from the list of controlled items. This is welcome relief for both customers and retailers, as it reduces both the cost of purchase and delivery times of both new and pre-owned instruments crossing borders. It also means that musicians travelling […]
Haynes Flute Serial Numbers
This list is not completely accurate, as Haynes serial numbers are not necessarily in chronological order. For example, serial number 50,000 should have been made in 1995, but was actually made in 1988. As such, use this chart as a very rough guide only – if you need accurate information, contact Haynes directly. Serial Number […]
So you want to be a piccolo player?
Buying a piccolo is so exciting! It may be small in size but it is a powerful instrument, and eventually, you will be able to dominate everything! It can also be a very beautiful instrument and – in the right hands – an utterly magical one.
Louis Lot Flute Serial Numbers
Below is a list of the serial numbers of flutes produced by the great French flute maker Louis Lot. From 1887, metal flutes were given even serial numbers, while wood flutes had odd numbers. There are no records of wood flute serial numbers after 1891. Metal Flutes Serial Number(end of year) Year of Manufacture 72 […]
Important New Regulations on Wooden Instruments
Update December 2019: CITES regulations no longer apply to musical instruments. In January 2017, new rules came into force regarding the wood used to make some musical instruments. We’ve put the following advice together which we recommend reading carefully as it may affect you and your instrument. What’s happening? From January 2nd 2017 new regulations […]
8 Top Tips on Testing a New Flute
Adam Clifford looks at the best way to test a new flute, what exercises to try and what to look for when choosing.
7 tips on choosing a beginner flute
Buying your first flute can be daunting: there are so many different makes, models and types of flutes available, and the price range can be huge. Below, we’ve compiled our top tips to help a complete newcomer decide on a new flute.
Hidden Histories: Being a Flute Detective
Whenever we get older second hand instruments for sale, we try and research a little about its history and background; sometimes the maker is obscure and there isn’t much information around, but occasionally a fascinating story is revealed. Often more than a little detective work is required to find an instrument’s story.
It’s that time of year again, but don’t fret – we’re here to bring some inspiration to the new school term. For Teachers The myfife Teacher’s Resource Book by Liz Goodwin This is a teacher’s resource pack to accompany the Fife Book, and if you’ve never thought about using a fife as an introduction to […]