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5-Key Pratten Style Flute
5-Key Pratten Style Flute
5-Key Pratten Style Flute
5-Key Pratten Style Flute
5-Key Pratten Style Flute
5-Key Pratten Style Flute

5-Key Pratten Style Flute

Regular price $199.99 Sale

Condition: Good other than a repaired crack in the headjoint (pictured).

From the current owner:

"All the usual keys save C. Lined head, with the usual repaired head crack. I coated the inside bore with a thin layer of epoxy to help seal it and make it a better player.

The seller knew nothing about it, but I would guess that it's an older (pre-internet) Pakistani-made flute sold by Lark in the Morning. I would not presume to ask you to consider representing such an instrument, but this one is actually a decent player: 440, good intonation and playability, and while some of the keys are a tad on the stiff side, they all work fine. Maybe quality standards for these Pakistani flutes were better a few decades ago. It'd be a good instrument for someone looking to try out a keyed flute without making a big investment. Hence, I think you might find it worthy of offering for resale."

I'll (Blayne) add that it indeed has excellent intonation and plays fairly well.  The headjoint could certainly be better - is a bit of a challenge to "get going" but yes, a very inexpensive way to start playing with keys and if one has a better headjoint to fit to it, a pretty decent flute!