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Transverse flutes

My transverse flutes are reproductions or copies of originals having played a special role during the baroque music. I took special pride in reproducing flutes that represent the excellent and typical transverse flute compositions of that musical period.
A very early instrument is the traverso by EICHENTOPF that is - as I believe to think - the most authentic Bach instrument. For the Prussian court (Berlin - Bayreuth) is QUANTZ a traverso that belonged to Frederic the Great (called F II) the most authentic.
I only use selected wood for the reproduction (copies of originals). But I build custom-made instruments as well to be able to offer my customers a wide variety of sound spectrums. The sound of lilac-wood for instance is exceptional. I can offer you a Berliner traverso made from Berliner lilac-wood - the sound is particularly pleasant, warm and rich.

EICHENTOPF Johann Heinrich

Original in the Grassi Museum Leipzig (University of Leipzig). This unique flute was made of ivory before 1730 with a screw cap, originally in a lower pitch but was altered to 415 Hz. The true traverso for the Bach circle ! Play Bach on a Bach traverso.

Reconstruction fully made of boxwood (unstained) or of ebony with artificial ivory mounts;
d-sharp-key. A = 415 Hz.
The same instrument in A = 440 Hz. The sound has almost the colour of an original baroque flute.

SCHERER Johannes II (1664-1722)

Original played by Frederic II, probably made by Scherer (Butzbach/Hessen) before 1750 this is the ideal Berliner traverso. The original is privately owned; made from ivory with diverted head joint.

Copies can be made either of European boxwood (unstained), Berliner lilac-wood, ebony or other wood. Parted head joint with screw; d-sharp-key. A = 415 Hz.
QUANTZ Johann Joachim

Original earlier in the Köpenick Castle (Berlin) can now be seen in the Museum of Crafts, was made around 1750 from ebony with ivory mounts parted head joint with screw and doubled (enharmonic) dis-es keys on a register foot joint. The Prussian Potsdam Court traverso ! Why not play Quantz music on a Quantz traverso?
Copy possible in ebony or boxwood (unstained) with artificial ivory mounts, parted head joint with screw and register foot joint with two keys (enharmonic) dis-es; or only with a single register foot joint with d-sharp-key. A = 392 Hz or A = 415 Hz.



left: Olga Ivusheikova (Moscow Tschaykowsky Conservatory) with Quantz-Traverso made of white ebony.

LOT Thomas

Original in the Instrument collection Brussels made before 1750 in ivory. Copy in ebony or forsythia wood.





Photo: Georg Lichtschlag with LOT flute made of forsythia wood.

HOTTETERRE Jean Baptiste

Original in the Joanneum Graz, Cat. Nr. 1348, made before 1700 in ebony with ivory mounts.


Copy in ebony with artificial ivory mounts and d-sharp-key.

A=392 Hz.

Pitch - and tuning sticks and accessoires can be found under "various".