This pre-owned Thomas Glen Antique 8 Key Cocus D Flute is in remarkable condition. It was made (as stamped) in Edinburgh ca. 1850 by Thomas Glen - a renowned Highland bagpipe maker. The flute was assessed and measure by Casey Burns a couple of years ago and he believes it is a model or a Prowse flute. The previous owner had Sam Murray work on the flute to get more power and flexibility from it. Sam made a half-lined blackwood headjoint designed for this flute gives the flute more power and dynamic range. This is due in part to the headjoint bore being slightly enlarged.
All of the keywork and springs are original, except for the spring on the C# footjoint key, which was subtly and effectively repaired by Casey Burns.
Blayne was immediately surprised how much power this flute has. It includes the newer headjoint and the the original headjoint which is cracked. The keys have a lovely patina and they work very well. This flute plays well at A 440. It comes with a beautiful wooden case.