Pierre Naust's flute from ca. 1700 is made of rosewood with a nickel key. The original instrument can be found at the Music Instrument Museum in Berlin. This three-part flute is unique in that it is entirely made of cocobolo, resulting in a lighter and more charming sound compared to other flutes with heavy ivory fittings. Ebony, granadilla, and boxwood are alternative materials for this model.
Ariel Louis Baroque flutes
Rare early Baroque Flute Reproduction of Naust
Beautiful professional early Baroque/ 17 century/ tenor flute traverso 405 Hz (It can also play wonderfully at 400 when you take out the head joint a bit ) copy after- Pierre Naust, Paris, ca.1700, Rosewood .This flute is compensated scale, fine sweet noble sound and perfect intonation
This flute is made in modern temperament and for special order can be made in another too like: Meantone, etc and another pitch like 415 and 440 Hz too.This flute is dedicated to professional musicians playing the Renaissance and Early Baroque music.
Agronomical finger wholes:
Since this beautiful baroque flute is at 405 hz some players feels the need to stretch the fingers uncomfortable. therefore in this particular flute I made an agronomical finger wholes for it to be more convenience and natural to the player especially players with shorter fingers.
The original of this flute is in the Music Instrument Museum in Berlin.
Unlike other instruments of this three-part construction (Hotteterre, Rippert, etc.) this flute is completely made of Rosewood, without heavy ivory fittings. As a consequence the sound is more cheerful, a little lighter and very charming.
Normally this flute is built with a middle-joint lengthened to a=392 Hz. It is also available in the original pitch of a=400 Hz.
At pitch A=405 9.15 x 9.6 embouchure
The player has to "lip" precise notes from a baroque flute to a far greater extent than with a modern concert instrument.