The modern flute traces its origins to a German inventor, Theobold Boehm, who developed the instrument in the 19th Century to fulfil the demands of the largest concert halls and bigger symphonies, where more volume and dexterity was required. The fingering system that Boehm developed has also been adapted to other instruments such as the oboe and clarinet. Prior to this, the flute was a wooden, conical instrument.
Flutes can come in a range of varieties, such as copper-nickel, silver (which was Boehm’s favoured material of choice), wood, or most memorably gold. A golden flute is often considered the last word in flutes, giving depth and carry even when played pianissimo. However, these materials can be easily damaged if dropped or banged, so to ensure your instrument is protected, it’s important to have dedicated flute insurance.
Whether you’re touring, teaching, recording or just playing with friends, Lark Music’s specialist flute insurance can ensure that you are correctly covered for any eventuality.