I’m selling my best whistles at The Irish Flute Store.
On this page I’ll sell seconds that are deeply discounted. I won’t sell whistles that don’t play well, but occasionally (often) a whistle will have a cosmetic flaw such as scratches in the fittings, turning marks on the body, a misshapen tone hole, or a repaired crack.
This is my current stock of seconds:
123: boxwood and brass. The upper octave b is a little flat. $60
169: Osage orange and aluminum: there are a couple of stray marks on the mouthpiece, a turning mark on the mouthpiece. VERY nice player. [sold]
128: kingwood and brass. Slide has to be pulled out kind of far to play in tune. Upper octave is louder than most. $75
170: brown ebony and Al. Very nice player, I can’t figure out what I thought was wrong with it. [sold]
171: pau ferro and aluminum: Some working marks, nice player. [sold]
172: African blackwood and brass. Very nice player, not sure what I thought was wrong with it. [sold]
175: box and brass. There’s some tool chatter on the beak of the mouthpiece and one faint turning mark. Otherwise, a VERY nice player. [sold]
179: brown ebony and brass: Has a repaired crack near the window. Nice player. [sold]
190: tulipwood and aluminum. Has a faint turning mark on the top ring of the body. This is a beautiful whistle, great player, and is the last tulipwod whistle I’ll make since I can’t get the wood any more. [sold]
192: Mopane and aluminum. I’m still evaluating this one, so haven’t set a price yet.
C26: purpleheart and aluminum — a couple of scratches on the mouthpiece, very quiet, nice sound. $75
C29: Burmese rosewood — mellow sound. $125
C32: Asian ebony and brass — just a tad harsh at the top of the range. Might suit someone who likes a louder whistle. $100
C36: purpleheart and aluminum: The wood isn’t as smooth as I like it on the top of the body. Very nice player. Most wouldn’t notice the texture. [sold]
Not shown: C31: East Indian rosewood and brass. There’s something about the finish of this one; not sure what it is. $125
mail me at: whorfinwoods(at)gmail(dot)com for information or to make a special order.