Copley & Boegli flutes are known for both their quality of tone and workmanship. They are highly influenced by Hawkes & Son flutes from the 19th century yet modified further to be even better suited for playing Irish traditional music with a more even response, stronger bottom end and improved intonation. These flutes are made to order and take 8-12 weeks to ship from Copley & Boegli's shop.
Available here in two varieties:
Tuning Slide / 2-Piece Center Section / Long Foot
Without Tuning Slide / 1-Piece Center Section / Short Foot
For the player that only requires to play in tune at A=440hz (modern pitch) and is happy with a 1-piece center section, the short-foot model is a great and economical option!
If you require more of a range of fine tuning adjustment and hand positioning, choose the model with the tuning slide and long foot.
Either way, you can't go wrong with these excellent flutes!
About Dave Copley & Marlene Boegli
Born in England, Dave Copley spent a good deal of his life pursuing an engineering career, working first for Rolls Royce and then with General Electric improving the reliability of aircraft engines. He has published several technical article on the use of acoustics to test advanced materials, and continues to participate in some consulting work in that field today.
Upon moving to the United States in 1979, Dave developed an increased love of Irish music and enthusiastically took up both the tin whistle and the Irish flute. He is currently a member of the band Ceol Mor and is a regular at music sessions held at the Dubliner and Hap's in Cincinnati.
Dave Copley began flute making as a hobby and quickly found that his extensive knowledge and experience in music, acoustics, and engineering was a perfect mix for creating beautiful hand-made flutes.
Marlene Boegli studied as a silversmith and a jewelry maker, and currently specializes in precision metalworking for the flutes that Dave Copley designs and creates. Together, Dave and Marlene have advanced their flute designs and manufacturing techniques to allow them to produce their amazing instruments for sale around the world.