Hi all, thanks for reading!
Long time forum member here, who misplaced his credentials and had to create a new account :faceinpalm:
I am a saxophonist and have started dabbling with flute. A while back I picked up a flute that I've been unable to properly identify.
I bought it because I saw "Gemeinhardt" on it, but it doesn't seem to be any type of standard Gemeinhardt. It plays quite well and has a deep vintage sound.
My repair tech gave it a once over a few years back (he's since passed away, unfortunately), but he told me it was a rare find. He mentioned the pad sizes being slightly different than the standard flute pad.
Here's what I can tell you:
-Body and keywork resemble a vintage 1960's Gemeinhardt M2S, with slight discrepancies
-Appears to be made of silver
-Engraving: "A. Gemeinhardt New York U.S.A. XXX" (3 digit serial number)
I can post photos later if requested.
If anyone has any ideas or can point me to some resources, I'd appreciate it!