Lejeune Blackwood Flute In D-c8956

 
 

£760.00

Lejeune Blackwood Flute In D is a beautifully crafted traditional flute by Geert Lejeune.

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Lejeune Blackwood Flute In D-c8956

Lejeune Blackwood Flute In D-c8956

The Lejeune Blackwood Flute In D is a beautifully crafted traditional flute by Geert Lejeune.

The Pratten model has the typical large bore and holes that are found on the original Prattens. This model produces the most powerful sound of the three different models which is an advantage if you play unplugged with other (louder) instruments or sessions in louder venues (i.e noisy pubs)

In order to create the volume of sound, this model requires more air and a good embouchure to ‘fill’ the instrument.

Specifications

  • Key – D
  • Material – Blackwood
  • Weight: 1000g

Maintenance
A wooden flute does not need a lot of maintenance. A few golden rules and some care will normally guarantee you years of pleasure. In this section, first general maintenance rules are explained, followed by a list of some common problems.

How to avoid cracks
Keep your flute dry, but not too dry. When wood adsorbs moisture, it swells, and when it dries, it shrinks. This well known fact is at the heart of quite some problems. There are two ways in which cracks generally develop. The first is that the instrument is not taken apart and dried after it has been played. Water can then build up in the cavity in the barrel. The tenon of the flute body will swell, notably on a place where the wood of the barrel is rather thin. A crack will be the result. 
Secondly, when a flute is played regularly, but is kept in a very dry room, the outer part of the wood will dry out and will start shrinking. The inner part stays humid because the instrument is played regularly. The wood will have no choice but to develop surface cracks.

Golden rules
1. Take the instrument apart, especially head and body, and dry it after playing
2. Oil the instrument regularly, this limits water absorption
3. Keep your instrument in a room with an air humidity of at least 50%.
4. Do not close the tuning slide completely when you put the instrument away

If you have any queries, please call us on 020 7388 8438 (UK) or +44 20 7388 8438 (International)

Product Delivery

  • All instruments are dispatched within the UK by Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless otherwise requested, with a standard flat-rate of £12 per instrument.
  • We will endeavour to dispatch your order by return and availability of stock, if received before 2.30pm.
  • For delivery outside the UK, a secure courier service is used for overseas shipment. Delivery charges will vary depending on location and weight of goods.

Warranty / Guarantee

All AFP instruments are dispatched fully tested and covered by the AFP Support Plan

 

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