The William S. Haynes story is one of a passion for perfection; the genesis of all flute-making in America. With care and caution, Mr. Haynes fashioned his first flute, number 507, in 1888 - thus establishing the Wm. S. Haynes Company. The lessons learned in crafting over five hundred prototypes helped him shape a set of principles that set the benchmark for modern flute creation. Consequently, Mr. Haynes built a workforce of craftspeople who to this day share his ideals of craftsmanship and ardor for the art. Mr. Haynes' passion for perfection still resonates in every flute created today. When you play a Haynes flute, you know that you are playing a flute with more than 125 years of history, a flute of uncompromising standards.
Haynes wants 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 the world's greatest artists - from James Galway and Emmanuel Pahud to Jeanne Baxtresser and Amy Porter - play on a Haynes Flute! Give us a call and we will send out an pre-owned Haynes or two for you to try!