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|Casey Burns Flutes|
CURRENT STATUS AS OF AUGUST 29, 2023!
NOTE - if you are doing comparison shopping and asking several makers about what is available, or how soon you can get a flute, PLEASE take your business elsewhere. Only contact me if you have already chosen me as your flute maker!
Also, while I take orders and have a queue, I NEVER have any flutes in stock ready to purchase. I do not have a storefront with flutes for you to try. With COVID still active, I am not hosting any visitors, except on a very rare basis.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Under the current Postmaster General The transit time for international shipping via the Postal Service has greatly increased. The flutes can sit for weeks in a hot and dry sorting facility in Los Angeles for weeks, putting these at risk. Thus I am planning to use DHL which is much faster and reliable. Unfortunately this will be considerably more expensive.
SCHEDULING: I am planning a Fall batch of Folk Flutes and most likely a mid-winter batch. Keyless flutes with rings and slides usually ship within 6 months. Keyed flutes take considerably longer, up to 9-12 months.
THE FUTURE: For now I am still taking orders with a 25% deposit, with no immediate plans to retire. I am working on other sources of income. Until these become reliable, I will still be making and selling flutes. I have slowed down my production considerably due to carpal tunnel and other issues with my hands. This and other health matters typical for someone in their late 60s can unexpectedly extend waiting times. I appreciate your patience!
Please check out my Blog at laurentflutes.substack.com I occasionally discuss the glass flute and other flute-related projects, and frequently discuss everything else. You get an inside look into the daily life, activities, and humor of a flute maker and polymath. The subscription is free. Posts sometimes come in rapidly for a spell, and then stop happening for a month or two (over the summer I have been too busy to write anything). However, there is much to read in the archives, and related pages which usually start out strong - and then I move onto something else when I lose my writing momentum! Or have a pile of flutes to make.
For now I am leaving up the old pages of my website as an archive. I will probably make significant changes to my websites eventually. However, keeping my website updated will occasionally fall to the wayside as well.
Casey Burns D Flute Models: These are the "flutes du jour" - my standard flute models with three fingerhole spacing options. These flutes can come with tuning slides and bands, as well as keywork. For more information click here.
The Irish Flute Combo: My D flutes with tuning slides can also come with a package that allows one to play in several other keys besides D and G. Also available as a retrofit package for existing D Casey Burns Flute models with tuning slides. For more information click here.
Low Flutes: I have made lower pitched flutes in the keys A, Bb, B and C. Unfortunately these are now too difficult to play for my hands and I am not accepting orders for these low flutes. For more information, click here.