The Healy Flute Company frequently customizes its flutes, fifes, and piccolos as well as instrument keywork to accomodate our customers. Please email Skip Healy to discuss specific modifications and cost estimate.
Common modification include anything from offset tone holes to accomodate smaller hands to highly customized keyed instruments. Below are some good examples of custom work done to Healy client flutes.
Andra Bohnet's Customized Open-C Model Flute
(Photo: Andra Bohnet)
Left-hand thumb open tone hole for C natural
Left-hand G# standard set up with
right-hand Bb option
Left-Hand Set Up
Extended D sharp lever
Jack Bradshaw's Rod-System Flute
(Photo: Heather Martley)
Rod system flute with
Tromlitz lever for F keys
option [offset 6th tone hole]
Available Woods (Ask for price quotes & availability)
-- African Blackwood (standard for flute & fife)
-- Cooktown Ironwood (flute)
-- Olivewood (fife only)
-- Amistad Purple Heart (Freedom Fife only)
-- Ebony (flute & fife)
-- Pink Ivory (fifes only)
-- Bois de Rose aka Madagascan Rosewood (flute & fife)
-- Bocote (fife only)
On a custom basis, the Healy Flute Company can provide custom, hand-tooled engraving on your keywork. Pricing depends on the pattern and how much engraving you want. Email Skip with questions.
In conjunction with the world famous resort community of Arosa, Switzerland and their "MUSIK-KURSWOCHEN" (music course week), I will be teaching a week long series of classes on Irish flute and tin whistle music. The program will take place JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2017. I will be posting information and videos about the event very soon!!! Imagine, learning about traditional Irish music high in the Swiss Alps, staying in a beautiful hotel called "Hotel Hohe Promenade" a 3 star hotel with AMAZING food and service...