I’m selling all of 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. Some have small tuning issues for some players.
This is my current stock of seconds:
101 – boxwood with brass fittings – very easy player, tone is kind of pure. The beak is a little short and the mouthpiece. $100
103 – box and brass – nice player, traditional sound. The slide needs to be out kind of far. $100
112 – pau ferro – bottom three notes are 10-20 c flat in the bottom octave. Very nice woody tone. $50
115 – jatoba and brass – top of the second octave needs a little push; mouthpiece is a little chunky; slide needs to be out kind of far. Traditional sound. $75
118 – pau ferro and aluminum – traditional sound, needs a little push at the top of the second octave. Has a small blemish just above the ring on the mouthpiece. $75
120 – goncalvo alves and aluminum – nice player, possibly some microtuning issues. $100
123 – box and brass – mouthpiece is a little chunky. $125
124 – box and brass – nice traditional sound, easy player. $125
126 – jatoba and aluminum – nice player, very balanced. $125
132 – Cambodian rosewood and aluminum – has a dirty sound, takes a little push. $50
134 – East Indian rosewood and brass – traditional sound, woody, balanced, a little louder than most. $100
135 – East Indian rosewood and aluminum – traditional sound, loud, takes some push in the upper octave. $50
136 – East Indian rosewood and aluminum – nice player, traditional sound, balanced. Slide needs to be out far to play in tune. $100
C2 – dogwood and brass – slide almost closed when in tune; possible clogging issues? $50
C12 – box and brass – VERY nice player; has a chucking mark on the head near the slide — $75
C14 – box and brass – very nice player, open sound, louder than the others. $125
C15 – blood and aluminum — has a couple of really obvious turning marks. Very nice player. [spoken for]
mail me at: whorfinwoods(at)gmail(dot)com for information or to make a special order.