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I got a Gemeinhardt Flute W/ Hard Case at an estate sale (Plus a few other beauties)... But this one says only...
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ELKHART IND.
A88 (5, 6 or 8)...
I can't really tell the last. But A88 are very clear.
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No other markings anywhere. I can't find anything like it online. Do you know what model this is? Year? Why is the A so big? Anything?
Thanks

*It is stamped Solid Silver
 

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Bruce Bailey will know my guess is that that A 886 may have something to do with the tuning.
 

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Yea, I'm working on that... Ok, sounds stupid but I'm having a hard time taking pics of them, they're just soo shiny... Lol
 

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Yeah, I know but I'm in Flute & Piccolo section... I've looked through the site & you guys seem to know more than anyone else online... JS
 

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It’s indeed an alto flute



If you care to scroll down the page that you get after you incredibly invaluable link already given to you before by Mr. PigSquealer ^


you will see that alto flutes made between 1966 to 1970 have a A and then 3 digits ending with 700 highest number , then the next starts at A700 and ends at A 1342 ( 1970-75).

So you have an alto flute made in 1971+/-.

I think that possibly only the headjoint would be solid silver.
 

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It’s indeed an alto flute



If you care to scroll down the page that you get after you incredibly invaluable link already given to you before by Mr. PigSquealer ^


you will see that alto flutes made between 1966 to 1970 have a A and then 3 digits ending with 700 highest number , then the next starts at A700 and ends at A 1342 ( 1970-75).

So you have an alto flute made in 1971+/-.

I think that possibly only the headjoint would be solid silver.
Thank You... I was soo confused cause I searched that site & couldn't find A800 anywhere. I'm guessing all the Altos have an A in front of the number then. The M2S was an easy find.
 

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Yes, just to confirm what has been stated - alto flute with solid silver head, plated body. I have A98x purchased new in 1973 by me. Still plays great.
 
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