A few years ago I bought a Sam Murray flute that I am very happy with, however when I bought it I had a long F nat, C nat and G sharp keys added. I find myself now wanting to add a B flat, E flat and short F nat keys. I am looking at two possibilities;
1. find someone who can add the additional keys to my existing flute
2. get a new fully chromatic flute
I have sent a couple of emails to Murray, but have not heard back from him. Has anyone ever added keys to an existing flute? If so, how did it turn out? How did you find someone to do the job? What criteria did you look at when deciding? Possibility of #2 is the best option, I feel, but I don’t want to wait to get a new flute. Thanks for any and all feedback.