Created from Dupont brand Delrin, these beautifully hand crafted Copley & Boegli Irish flutes successfully release warm tones and timbres much like well-made wooden flutes and make excellent low maintenance flutes as well. Each Copley & Boegli Irish flute in Delrin ships in a soft protective pouch and includes cork grease and Copley & Boegli brand tuning slide grease. These flutes are made to order and take 8-12 weeks to ship from Copley & Boegli's shop.
The Copley & Boegli Irish flute in Delrin is a three piece "simple system" flute with a tapored bore based on early 1800's England made flutes such as those created by Hawkes and Son of London. The standard D flute is tuned to A440 and includes a tuning slide to account for weather changes and playing style. These flutes are available in the keys of D and C and can be outfitted with sterling silver rings.
About Copley & Boegli
Dave Copley and Marlene BoegliBorn 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.