Vintage and Used Traverso Sources
Here are some places where you can find antique and used flutes for purchase.
- Tony Bingham, London
- Tony is a leading dealer of antique flutes in the UK.
- William Petit
- A leading French dealer of early flutes
- Von Heune Workshop
- They have a very good selection of used copies, and a few antiques. Give them an email or call to see what they have around.
- Vintage Instruments, Philadelphia, USA
- A large selection of vintage flutes, mainly cheaper 19c instruments.
- Lark in the Morning, USA
- Also a large selection at somewhat higher prices than the above. Here is the actual list. Note this store had a bad reputation for customer service but Mickey sold the store a few years ago, and the new owners appear to be better.
- eBay has a wide range of flutes up for auction if you don't mind checking routinely. They vary from complete junk to great finds. Here is a good search to get vintage flutes and not much other junk.
- Hobgoblin, UK
- Early Music Shop, UK
- They primarily list used modern copies.
If you are interested in antique flutes you may also want to consult Ardal Powell's on-line Database of 18th-century flutes, which is very extensive.