Tranversflute in d’ after Naust,
a=400 - 405 Hz (original pitch), a = 392 Hz
three pieces, boxwood, other woods (grenadilla, ebony) on request.
ivory mounts on request
Pierre Naust, La Couture-Bousset/Paris (1660 –
mark: NAUST/ (lion)
His workshop was continued by his widow and other
members of his family after his death until it was 1734 taken over by
Thomas Lot by marrying into the Naust family. The flute in four joints
might have been made for the first time in this workshop, although this
innovation is attributed to Charles Bizey as well.
We believe, that this outstanding instrument in the
“Berliner Musikinstrumentenmuseum” serving as a model , is
made by Pierre, and therefore it is originated before 1709.
Concerning the french flute in three pieces, has probably only the Hotteterre-flute
in the collection in Graz a comparable quality.
His alto recorder in the collection Lino (Tokyo) is probably from the
same period. As Heiko ter Schegget told me, it is one of the best originales
of the 18th c.
Lit.: Tula Giannini, Great Flute Makers
of France: The Lot and Godfroy Families, 1650-1900, London 1993
William Waterhouse, „The New Langwill Index“ London,
1993, ISBN 0-946113-04-1
Pillip T. Young , 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments, London