Godfroy, Claire, 6-key III

Instrument: mid-century 6-key, ebony/grenadilla, silver keys and rings.

Maker: Claire Godfroy, Anié, Paris - Patented

Pitch: 440 slightly pulled out

Sounding Length: 53cm

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Embouchure size:

Restorer: Jon Cornia

Notes: This is a mid-century Godfroy flute which is interesting to compare to my earlier examples. Note the much thiner keywork, slightly larger embouchure. This flute is also slightly shorter than the A=435 models. It is missing the touch of the long F lever. Repaired crack in head. The stamps on the head is worn and barely visible. This flute plays quite well with a big sound.

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