Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

Hi,

I’m currently playing on an Arie De Keyzer keyless flute. However, I’m looking to upgrade to a keyed flute. I’ve heard really great reviews about Sam Murray flutes and I want to know your thoughts…

Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

I have played both. Both good. I’d go for the Murray, bigger bottom D in my opinion. Some prominent players use Sam Murray flutes.

I have read about reputational difficulties with Sam Murray though ( on this board )
So best of luck.
Pat

Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

Murray flutes are excellent, my somewhat limited experience with them is that they can be driven hard with wonderful results.

I would say that, if the many, many stories I’ve heard have an ounce of truth to them, the best way to get a keyed flute would either be on the used market or through a shop that has them in stock. He has been known to accept orders (and money!) without following through and producing a flute.

Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

This discussion from a mere month ago might be relevant.
https://thesession.org/discussions/46714
I say this as the happy owner of a Sam Murray flute since 1992. It’s a great flute.

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Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

Shane, are you considering a few keys or fully keyed?

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Re: Shane, are you considering a few keys or fully keyed?

Fully keyed 🙂

Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

Why is Sam Murray unreliable?

Re: Arie De Keyzer VS Sam Murray Flutes

“Why is Sam Murray unreliable?”

That’s a very good psychological question.

If you mean, “Why is Sam Murray considered unreliable?”, check the thread listed above https://thesession.org/discussions/46714 or search the Chiff & Fipple site—there have been several discussions in that group.

I have no personal knowledge of the man but do own a wonderful boxwood keyless of his manufacture.