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aftabulis
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N.D. Lamberson

Postby aftabulis » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:12 pm

Ive played Powells, Haynes, Murumatsu, Miyazawa, Ive even played some more exotics, but I have to tell you, I got my hands on an ND Lamberson and theyre has never been a better built flute that I have ever come across. I did some research and it seems that they are valued very high, but no one is selling them.... Anyone know where I can find another one?

Tip Lamberson was truly the last of his kind, being THE American handmaker, and it was a shame to hear of his passing. It is truly unfair that his flutes were produced in such limited quantity and are so hard to come by. My heart goes out to his family......

Anyone have one to sell....

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Postby salmonFella » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:21 pm

I wish I had one to sell, I play Powells myself and some Yamaha for fun, but my Powells are all Lamberson crafted from his days at Powell. If there is one available may the best bidder win...... PS Serial number must be post 600 I would love one in the 650's if thats even possible anymore....

Just joined this site so get to know me as this, if anyone is selling any rare instruments let me know, I have a fetish for rare flutes. Especially Lambersons and Powells (all must be low B open hole soldered tone holes)..... I usually just read but I registered for this one, I will buy any Lamberson....

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Postby salmonFella » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:56 am

Thats funny, I noticed we joined around the same time for the same reson.... I take it we heard the same thing.... Only explanation.... Make no mistake, I am the one who will pay THE top dollar for any lamberson flute, closer to #650 the better within 20 either way and I would pay any amount within its reasonable value..... PM me please if you uhave one to sell

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Postby mforky » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:12 pm

I know this is an old post, but I just saw this flute on www.fluteworld.com today and it is gold plated.

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Postby mforky » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:14 pm

Here is the link to their used flutes. http://www.fluteworld.com/Merchant/ Sorry...it doesn't specify rose gold, just gold plating.

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Postby flutepicc06 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:32 pm

No, it's gold. If it were gold plated, Fluteworld would have described it as such. And in high quality, handmade instruments, it's somewhat unusual to come across a gold plated instrument. If you're going to shell out the money for a custom flute, and you want gold, then you might as well pay for the gold, rather than paying for gold plating which will have little to no effect on how the instrument plays.

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Postby aftabulis » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:52 pm

thats a good price, 8995? Id actually rather have a 65x solid silver.... Theres just something about a traditional silver Lamberson thats perfect for me

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby PEJ » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:50 pm

I am selling my Lamberson flute. I am unable to play anymore because my hearing is SO bad. Please contact me at jacobson-pam@comcast.net if you are interested in more information. I purchased it in 1978 directly from Tip Lamberson for $2,500.00. The value of this flute has gone up significantly and I hope I will be able to sell it to someone who will enjoy playing it as much as I did! I am hoping to get at least $9,800.00 for it.

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby saxhorn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:04 am

I have a Lamberson H J...for sale...gold plated emb. $500

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby PEJ » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:20 am

I have a Lamberson H J...for sale...gold plated emb. $500
I am wondering if you can clarify your post for me? If I understand your post correctly, are you selling your Head Joint only for $500.00? My Lamberson flute has a "rolled gold" embouchure plate and has a silver head joint.

I have been told that the value of this instrument has risen significantly since the death of Tip Lamberson. I have researched this quite a bit and I am honestly hoping I can sell it for at least $9,500.00. Is that an unreasonable price to ask?
Thank you,
PEJ

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby pied_piper » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:15 pm

I have a Lamberson H J...for sale...gold plated emb. $500
I am wondering if you can clarify your post for me? If I understand your post correctly, are you selling your Head Joint only for $500.00? My Lamberson flute has a "rolled gold" embouchure plate and has a silver head joint.

I have been told that the value of this instrument has risen significantly since the death of Tip Lamberson. I have researched this quite a bit and I am honestly hoping I can sell it for at least $9,500.00. Is that an unreasonable price to ask?
Thank you,
PEJ
Well, $9500 is definitely on the upper end of pricing for a used Lamberson flute. If you search usedflutes.com, you can find a few Lamberson flutes that were listed there over the last 5 years or so. All were listed between $2000-$5000 and none indicated that they sold at those prices.
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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby saxhorn » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:23 am

Sorry...For some reason i thought you were looking for a HJ for a Lamberson
After re-reading the post i see your selling a complete flute. My apologies

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby Gwendolyn » Thu May 11, 2017 7:54 pm

I know these are old posts! But I have a N.D. Lamberson flute for sale! It's beautiful! #281

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby maria » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:55 am

I have a wonderful Lamberson , Number 605. I am getting an estimate on value and I have no idea what the value would now be for the flute.
How does his flute numbering work? All I know is that I bought it from him in 1980, and it is beautifully hand crafted and has a wonderful sound.

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Re: N.D. Lamberson

Postby lesyeuxolives » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:35 pm

How much are you looking to get for your Lamberson flute? What are its specs? Is it inline or offset G? One recently sold on eBay for less than $1600 http://www.ebay.com/itm//222537550089


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