Pratten style flute with delrin slide. These are voiced and tuned just the same as the models I make with the traditional metal slide (see Models). The integral delrin slide and the 3-piece construction reduces the cost of these flutes.
A three-piece delrin Pratten style with a long integral foot and with 4 nickel-plated brass rings. The nickel is a heavy plate.
End-cap and white delrin stopper.
I include this 5mm long white delrin tuning ring as an option. It can be inserted into the headjoint socket to improve response and tuning when the head is extended more than 5mm.
Please note that, for the moment, I am not offering this model as most of my ongoing work is with the 5-piece models here.
A reel and a slow air played on Pratten model by flute player and piper, Ciaran Somers (no relation):
Sound Clip on medium-hole, small bore Rudall & Rose model by flute player, Kozo Toyota: