Alexander Liddle 8 keys flute

1,600.00

An 8-keyed flute by the London maker Alexander Liddle, the prominent London key and instrument maker. Made from Cocuswood with nickel silver brushing keys and Nicholson finger holes, this concert flute can be dated to around 1847 and 1879 (London, GB). The flute is unmarked other than the silver keys which are stamped AL (Alexander Liddle).

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An 8-keyed flute by the London maker Alexander Liddle, the prominent London key and instrument maker. Made from Cocuswood with nickel silver brushing keys and Nicholson finger holes, this concert flute can be dated to around 1847 and 1879 (London, GB). The flute is unmarked other than the silver keys which are stamped AL (Alexander Liddle). 

This flute plays wonderfully at a pitch of a=440 Hz with the tuning slide slightly pulled out. The whole instrument was cleaned, polished and checked with new pads. There used to be one crack in the head, which was fully repaired by flute maker Aaron O’Hagan (crack’s mark is very discreet and the flute is fully stable).

This lined head with tuning slide flute is a ready-to-play instrument that is perfect for beginners as well as for advanced musicians, especially for playing traditional Irish music. This original antique will also suit collectors, especially those who would like to play on an instrument which is over 150 years old.