Recommendations for vintage boehm flute repair?
I was recently been gifted by a family member a lovely late 1800’s Boehm wooden (rosewood?) flute, maker Claire Godfroy. It appears to be in decent condition but hasn’t been played in decades; there are some cracks in the headpiece. It seems like it would benefit from a little TLC, or at least a solid look over from someone knowledgeable. I am naive to the flute world (I play fiddle), might anyone here have a recommendations for a good shop in the USA that specializes in vintage Boehm system flutes? I searched the past and posts related to flute repair are 10ish years old or specific to Europe.
Oh yeah - also, any thoughts on whether such a flute is suitable for playing Irish? What attributes of the flute would determine this? I can’t comment yet on sound I’m just working on my embouchure to make the thing peep. :)