Wm. S. HAYNES (BOSTON)
A solid silver flute from the “Golden Era” at Haynes.
Serial number is 41,471, hand-made in Boston in 1974.
Soldered tone-holes, open (French) keywork to low B, inline G.
We measure the silver tube as .013 inches (.34 mm.)
Embouchure measures 10.1 X 12.1 mm.
Sounding length is 636 mm, the flute plays very well at 440 pitch.
Original pad retainers. Pads and corks are new.
Case is original, “like-new” condition.
Total weight is 415 grams.
A delightful Haynes from the later years of their Golden Era. Acquired by us from the original owner, an Alaskan teacher who is now retired, no longer playing the flute. The tone-color is smooth as silk and of quality. In our opinion, this one’s a 10.0 on a scale of ten.