The William S. Haynes story is one of a passion for perfection; the genesis of all flutemaking in America. With care and caution, William Sherman Haynes and his brother George Haynes fashioned the first Haynes flute, a copy of a Boehm-Mendler, at the request of a member of the Boston Symphony in 1888. Around 1920, Haynes Flutes partnered with Georges Barrere, principal flutist of the New York Symphony, to create the American version of the French model flute - an open hole, soldered tone hole flute. Through the years, Haynes has been the choice of legendary players including William Kincaid, Georges Laurent, John Wummer, and Jean-Pierre Rampal (Haynes #29333, 14K gold) to name a few.
At Haynes, we want to know your sound, the feel of your technical artistry, and the special features that make your flute complete. Every flute can be completely customized - from tubing material, mechanism, options, and engravings. Discover why today's greatest artists - from James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud to Jeanne Baxtresser and Amy Porter - play on a Haynes Flute!
This list represents our current inventory of New Haynes flutes direct from the factory, updated weekly and available for immediate purchase. We also stock a large number of headjoints in a variety of styles and materials.
To fully customize your next Haynes flute, or to check official dealer/factory pricing for any combination of options and specifications, use our Haynes Interactive Tool.