Just found out that Felix Skowronek’s three Flutemakers Guild wood flutes are being sold! I have fond memories of visiting Felix in Seattle and seeing those flutes first hand. They are some of the best wooden flutes ever made by FMG. The rarest is #194 which is made of cocuswood.
Of the 646 FMG flutes and piccolos in existence, the firm only made six cocuswood flutes. And of those, only two are B foot and only one is offset G, #194. Originally sold with an extra gold headjoint that Felix later got rid of. Asking price is $13,000 which to be honest, seems low. I’d have ball parked that flute closer to $20 or $30k. Somebody is going to get a very good deal indeed!
Particulars: Concert Flute, Cocuswood, thinned, Boehm system, open holes, closed G#
Thickness of Tube:
Extras: B foot joint, E mech. with latch. Extra 14ct gold head. G offset. Head has been cut to 148mm (hole to end). Hole 487×420
Date Sold: 31.3.69
Here’s the listing