Goulding & Co. 4-key

Instrument: 4-key flute in D, boxwood with ivory rings and silver keys, original wooden case. c. 1812

Maker: Goulding & Co. / New-Bond St. / London - Goulding & Co was the first of the many company names used by Goulding. Langwill doesn’t list this mark exactly. The keys are also stamps with a crown, The company is listed as being on New BondStreet  1811-1812

Pitch: A=440

Sounding Length: 532mm

Total Length: 608mm

Embouchure size: (small, fairly round)

Notes: This is a very good playing flute in nice condition.  The bottom D is quite low in pitch and the mount of the F key is broken, not affecting playing.. Otherwise the flute is quite well in tune and has an excellent sound. I suspect the endcap is not original to the flute.

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