Buffet Auger, Paris 5-Key

Buffet Auger, Paris 5-Key in flamed boxwood, ivory rings, and brass keys.  c. 1830. Note: that there is even “birds-eye” wood on the head joint. Buffet Auger was the person who began the long line of Buffet wind instrument makers ending with Buffet-Crampon which is still in existence today. The keywork on this flute seems identical (except the metal) to my Godfroy 5-key, including  the zig-zag G#. Interestingly this flute plays right at A=440 rather than the expected A=435. It feels thinner than the other similar flutes of the same type, in my collection. Restoration by Jon Cornia.

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