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Help Identifying A Vintage Flute!

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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!

Thanks all!
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Would be interesting to see some detail shots of the flute.
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