What is a painter?
A painter is a flute that has a visible flaw that doesn’t affect
the voice or the structural stability of the flute such as a filled crack or a
dark glue line. These flutes are still perfectly good, but might not be the
prettiest of the bunch, that’s why we call them painters! You can paint these
flutes or wood burn to hide the flaw and no one will know the difference.
The Basic F# is a medium flute. 24 inches long with a 7/8 inch bore. The fingering holes
are (from center to center) approximately 1 1/8 inch apart. The distance from
the mouth end of the flute to the first finger hole is approximately 10 ¾ inches.