Discover Louis Signature Flutes - expertly crafted in the Baroque tradition using only the finest woods for exceptional sound quality.
I have had the privilege of learning the art of crafting the Baroque Flauto Traverso from the renowned flute maker Fridtjof Aurin, and it is with the utmost care and precision that I create each of my exquisite instruments. My ultimate goal is to imbue each flute with exceptional musical qualities that will both inspire and delight both the musician and the audience. To achieve this level of excellence, I handcraft each flute from an extremely rare stock of aged wood that has been carefully stored for over 80 years. I meticulously process the wood using a manual lathe and employ cobalt drills that are precise to within a thousandth of a millimeter to create the instrument's bore. The inside of the embouchure is meticulously carved layer by layer by hand, in order to achieve the unique signature sound that is perfectly tailored to the individual musician. This is a sound that can only be produced by the skilled hands of an experienced artisan, not by a machine. The result of my labor is a flute with a sound that is unparalleled in its intensity, power, and richness. My instruments are surprisingly responsive to even the most delicate nuances of style and embouchure, offering a truly exceptional playing experience. I am always happy to answer any questions, accommodate special requests, and provide quick, friendly, and comprehensive service. Crafting flutes is my passion, and I take great pride in each and every instrument that I create. Sincerely,
I am pleased to accommodate any inquiries, unique needs, or specific requests that you may have, and I strive to provide prompt, comprehensive, and courteous service that reflects my commitment to excellence.
Taking care of your flute is essential for maintaining its quality and preventing any damage. The flute is made of high-quality wood that may undergo changes due to being an organic substance. Therefore, it is recommended to lubricate the flute every two weeks and keep it away from sharp changes in temperature. Gradually playing the flute will improve its sound quality, but playing it too quickly can cause cracks and warping of the wood. To play the flute, it should be oiled gradually, allowing the wood to settle. In the first few weeks, short sessions of not more than thirty minutes at a time are recommended, and the flute should be wiped dry with a cotton cloth after each session. Oiling should be done about once a week using edible cold-pressed organic linseed oil. After the first month, the flute can be played for longer periods, and oiling will be done once a month or two, depending on how much the instrument is being played. It is important to use the right type of oil and follow specific oiling instructions, as different oils require different methods of application. After oiling, the flute should be allowed to dry for at least half a day, and excess oil should be wiped away. If any natural damage occurs to the flute, you may claim a fixing or exchange within one year of purchase, and after the first year, you may send the flute for inspection, cleaning, cork replacement, and oiling free of charge. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your flute, it is recommended to consult with me for guidance.