Traversos / German Flutes
While making an instrument my aim is to stick to the original as closely as possible and to find out the original intention
of the instruments and make them playable today. Interesting details of the various instrument makers have been researched. (Two sources out of many are: W. Waterhouse and P.T. Young) They can partly be read under the instrument headwords.
I strive to work as closely to the historical techniques as possible when building an instrument. This requires, e.g. lathe
tooling by hand, or applying special colour effects using nitric acid. I reject varnish because its use can hardly be proved on originals.
Likewise we only use tanned buckskin for all models offered.
All wood used was legally imported into the EU before being protected by the CITES Agreement and the EU Species Protection Ordinance 338/97.