Radcliff Flutes

 

 

 

Radcliff model flute body

 

Radcliff based his flute design on that of Carteís 1851 model retaining much of the old fingering and paired thumb keys for the left hand. The system had a closed G sharp with a mechanism similar to Boehmís split E.

 

 

Radcliff continued to play his conical bore version of his own model flute into the early 1880ís and other professionals took it up too. Production was long lasting.

 

 

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