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considering my recurrent allergy to the woods that I work, I decided to reduce my instrumental activity, at least over a significant period, both for baroque flutes and Andean quenas.
I am finishing the orders that are in progress, until December 2017.
Then, I make a break during the whole 2018 year, and according to my state of health related to this allergy, I could redo some flutes.

On this website you will find pages devoted to two types of wind instruments, quite different, but ultimately close in many aspects. These are my two passions which I now devote my life as a flute maker.

Baroque transverse flutes :

Firstly, there are the baroque transverse flutes, also called traversos or one keyed flutes.
I offer several hand-made concert flutes, the perfect woodwind instrument for playing baroque music, with its varied styles and typical of that period.
In my work, I am looking to recreate the unique sound peculiar to the musical individuality of each of the baroque flute models that I offer and to provide an individual musical quality, sympathetic to the original sound.
I work in a traditional way, taking on board the views and comments of fellow musicians.

Andean quena flutes :

In addition to the production of Baroque flutes, I also make quenas (also called kenas, Andean flutes, or Indian flutes). The quena, a notched flute, is the most traditional flute in the Andes.
I offer some traditional concert quenas that are handcrafted from several woods, building on my experience of making baroque flutes.
I hope you enjoy exploring my website. You are welcome to come and try out my instruments, they will reveal my true passions.
If you were to buy one of my flutes, I would be happy to answer any queries and you can be assured of my best support at all times.

My flute's stamp :

Since August 2008 all my baroque flutes and wood quenas are stamped with a symbol of a Basque cross, that I had already used in a simplified form, reflecting the origin of my family’s roots.
This cross, comprises four commas or "heads" (lau-buru in Basque language) set in a circle. It is based on the pre-Indo-European solar symbol or "swastika". Swastika comes from the word Sanskrit meaning "who is good" or "to be a good omen". Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period and it remains widely used in Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. In it’s original Basque format it consisted of four ibexes turning around a circle.

Individual marks of baroque flutes :

My Baroque flutes are engraved with a unique identification number, visible on the head of each instrument by removing the cap. This issue is of the form year/month/day, end date of manufacture (exemple : 100624).

Flûtes baroques
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à partir de/from/desde
20 février 2018

Pierre Etchegoyen
46300 Gourdon

Tél. +33 6 14 36 31 96