Note: I will be recording a video/audio clip for this instrument for Jay in the next couple weeks. As such, this flute will be available to ship out by Monday, March 30.
Jay Ham is a flute maker out of Asheville, North Carolina who makes flutes in the Rudall aesthetic. As you can see from the photos, Jay puts a lot of detailed work and love into his flutes and it shows not just in looks. Though this flute is slender and easy to hold with smaller holes (actually, I'd categorize as "medium" sized holes), an incredible amount of power can be coaxed out of this instrument. His embouchure cut is such that it will dish out whatever you give it. An impressive (and beautiful) instrument to be sure!
Jay has taken what I feel are the best qualities of Rudall type flutes - complex & dynamic tonal range that gives you back all that you put into it as a player. Intonation is spot on. This is a flute for the discriminating player.
His current price for keyless flutes is $1500 with a 1 year wait. We occasionally are able to offer his flutes new for a small premium so you can skip the queue!