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This flute is a copy of one either made or played by a Mr. Tassi.  Probably mid-18th century.  Read about the mystery here. >>

Maker: Simon Polak (the Netherlands)

My instrument: Blackwood, A=392 Hz

I had been eyeing the Tassi for about 10 years before I finally bought one in 2010.  I am still breaking it in, but so far it proves to be as rich and nuanced as it felt when I first tried one many years ago.  The original Tassi, on which this copy is based, is pitched at about A= 400 Hz.  It could be suitable for French music, which is currently played at a standardized A=392 Hz, but it could also work well with music from the low-pitch-loving court of Friedrich der Große.