List of flute makers

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The following are flute makers who produce a wide variety of flutes from an equally wide variety of 0materials:

The following flute makers are no longer active:

  • Almeida, Edward "Ed" - USA - Master craftsman. d. 1992
  • Artley - USA - now defunct Conn-Selmer brand. Once manufacturer of band instruments
  • Bonneville - FR - now defunct historic French flute maker.
  • Boosey & Hawkes - GBR - no longer making flutes
  • Buffet Crampon - FR - no longer makes flutes, but makes other wind instruments http://www.buffet-crampon.com
  • Cooper, Albert - GBR - Master craftsman and flute innovator. d. 2011
  • Cundy-Bettoney Co. – USA
  • Geoghegan Co. - USA - Founded by Michael Geoghegan, the company was pioneer in silver brazing tone holes - http://www.tjimaging.com/ted/phoenixflutes.html
    • Phoenix
  • Hofinger, Florent – BEL – d. 1945
  • Karl Hammerschmidt & Söhne - GER - Historic woodwind maker. Still produces six/seven-keyed simple system Piccollos, but in the pitch of Cb - http://www.karl-hammerschmidt-klarinetten.de/
  • Koregelos - USA - George Koregelos, also founder of House of Woodwind, d. 2012, made flutes in the 70s. http://www.hwproducts.com/aboutus.html
  • Kuiper, Dirk – NED – d. 2006
  • Lamberson, Nathaniel "Tip" - USA - ret. 1985, d. 2005
  • Lebret - FR - another defunct historical flute maker
  • Lot, Louis - FR - Most famous French flute maker of the 19th century
  • Moore, Jack - USA - Master craftsman. Retired.
    • Alex Murray system flute
  • Powell, Edward V. - USA - Son of Verne Q. Powell
  • Reynolds, F.A. - USA
  • Rudall, Carte & Co - GBR - most important historic English flute maker
  • Rittershausen, Emil - GER - Boehm’s successor. d. 1927
  • Takumi Flute - Tokyo

The following headjoint makers produce or have produced headjoints. Some are specialists, others are also known for flutemaking.

The following headjoint makers are no longer active:

  • Cooper, Albert - UK Master craftsman and flute innovator. d. 2011
  • Webb, John - GBR - retired