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Low Flutes Committee

Low Flutes Manufacturers as of March 2012


Compiled by
Andrea Redcay Graves and Marion Garver Fredrickson,
members of the Low Flutes Committee
Chris Potter, Chair

Website addresses are found at the end of the article. More detailed contact information about the flute makers can be found on the NFA Commericial Listings page.

Alto Flutes – available features on currently manufactured instruments

Maker

Curved head

B (F#) foot

Open holes

Large bore

Special features

Altus Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Armstrong

Yes

No

No

No

 

Brio Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Briolette Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Dean-Yang Flutes

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

Di Zhao Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Emerson

No

No

No

No

 

Gemeinhardt Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Hogenhuis

No

No

No

Yes

U-shaped tube

James, Trevor

Yes

No

No

No

 

Jupiter (di Medici)

Yes

No

No

No

 

Kingma, Eva

On request

Yes

Yes

Yes

Open holes

Kingma-Brannen

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Open holes

Kotato

Yes

Yes

On request

No

 

Lopatin Flute Company

No

No

No

No

Square tone holes and keys

Miyazawa

No

Yes

No

No

 

Muramatsu

No

Yes

No

No

 

Ormiston Flutes

No

No

Yes

No

8-key wooden alto, no trill keys

Pearl Flutes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Powell, Verne Q. (Sonare)

No

No

No

No

 

Neel, Christophe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom maker

Sagerman

No

Yes

No

Yes

Custom maker

Sankyo

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

Tianjin Xinhai Musical Instruments

Yes

No

No

No

 

Yamaha

Yes

No

No

No

Gold brass

 

Bass Flutes – available features on currently manufactured instruments

Maker

Trill keys

Vertical model

B foot available

Support system

Open hole

Special features

Altus Flutes

Yes

No

No

Left hand crutch

No

 

Briolette Flutes

No

No

No

 

No

 

Di Zhao

Yes

No

No

Left hand crutch

No

 

Emerson

Yes

No

Yes

Left hand crutch

No

 

Hogenhuis

Yes

Yes V angle

No

Knee rest

No

Large bore option 2 headjoint angles

Jupiter

Yes (di Medici model)

Yes (di Medici model)

No

Floor peg or neck strap for vertical models

No

 

Kingma

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floor peg for vertical model

Yes

Large bore option

Kotato

Yes

No

Yes

Graphite rod

On request

Large bore

Pearl

Yes

No

No

Left hand crutch

No

 

Neel, Christophe

Yes

No

Yes

Make a suggestion

No

Custom maker

Yamaha

Yes

No

No

Left hand crutch

No

Gold brass


 

Contrabass (in C) and other low flutes  - available features on currently manufactured instruments

Makers

Instrument

B foot

Trill keys

Large bore

Open holes

extras

Hogenhuis

Contrabass in C

Contrabass in G
Contrabass in F
Subcontra in C

Hyperflute in C

Yes

Goes to G
Goes to F
Goes to CC

Goes to CCC

Yes

 Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
No

No

2 open holes
No
No
No

No

metal or PVC body
¼ tone
PVC body
PVC body
metal or polypropylene body
PVC experimental

Jupiter (di Medici)

contrabass

Yes

No

No

No

 

Kingma

Contraalto in G Contrabass
Subcontra in G

Yes
Yes
Yes

On request
On request
No

No
No
No

Yes
On request
No

 

Kotato

Bass in F
Contrabass
doublecontra

Yes
Yes
No

Yes
No
No

No
No
No

On request
No
No

vertical

Neel, Christophe

Contrabass
Octobass

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

No
No

Custom maker



Altus Flutes   www.altusflutes.com
Armstrong   www.armstrongwinds.com
Brio Flutes  www.brioflute.com
Briolette Flutes  www.musicfactorydirect.com
Dean-Yang Flutes  www.dean-yang.com
Di Zhao Flutes  www.dizhaoflutes.com
Emerson  www.emersonflutes.com
Gemeinhardt Flutes  www.gemeinhardt.com
Hogenhuis  www.hogenhuis-flutes.com
James, Trevor  www.trevorjames.com
Jupiter (and Jupiter di Medici)  www.jupitermusic.com
Kingma, Eva  www.kingmaflutes.com
Kingma-Brannen  www.kingmaflutes.com
Kotato  www.oguraflute.com/kotato
Lopatin Flute Company  www.lopatinflutes.com
Miyazawa  www.miyazawa.com
Muramatsu  www.muramatsu-america.com
Ormiston Flutes  www.ormistonflutes.co.uk
Pearl Flutes  www.pearlflutes.com
Powell, Verne Q. (Sonare)  www.powellflutes.com
Neel, Christophe  christopheneel@gmail.com
Sagerman  flutes@tidewater.net
Sankyo  www.sankyoflute.com
Tianjin Xinhai Musical Instruments  www.xinhaidimusic.com
Yamaha  www.yamaha.com