Ever wondered why some flutes (mine included) have two holes on the bottom joint that you couldn’t possibly reach?
The origins lie in keyed flutes which extend the range of a flute in D down to low C. This is useful for Classical, Jazz and early music but many folk players find that these keys simply add weight and detract from the power of that all important hard D. The solution was to remove these keys leaving two open holes from the redundant keywork.
I offer a flute with a one piece body and this long foot with two open holes I call this…
The long D foot – This maintains the length of the original flute which some find more elegant as well as the weight balance.
The integral foot – Does away with these redundant holes and shortens the foot. I also move the joint to between left and right hands allowing them to pivot independently for comfort. Players intending to add a G# key should be aware that this is not possible with the integral foot.
Now choose your Fingerholes