family enterprise situated in the Swabian brook Otten produces for over 110
years of tailor-made and exclusively handmade transverse flutes and Piccolos.
prominent quality of the instruments and repair lures flautists and female
flautists from the whole world into this small workshop occupied with three
the foundation in 1891 in mark new churches by Carl August Schreiber (1871-1931)
one has made a mistake to the production of Böhmflöten and Piccolos.
the 30s the trill flap flute was developed which was protected under patent law
and is desired by collectors even today very much.
second world war it pulled the present manager and master Franz Mehnert
(1893-1978) to Stuttgart where he continued the company under his name.
meanwhile legendary „watered wooden flutes“ by which only about 10-15
instruments were built originated from his hand.
the end of the 50s a new method of the connection of the mechanics on the sound
pipe was developed, i.e. which was cancelled usual "rail" and which
became little columns and are still fastened with this technology what brings
weight savings and tonal advantages.
Franz Mehnert's death the company 1978 was taken over from his son Hans-Jochen
and since 1981 both sons also work in the family enterprise.
flutes and Piccolos are still produced in pure manual labour and in every
materials serve mainly silver and different golden alloys, as well as various
artists from all over the world find the way in the small workshop and enjoy
while trying out the most different models the loose atmosphere.
future-oriented enterprise is open for new trends and wishes of the musicians.
experiments, also has in constant cooperation with excellent musicians, with new
materials and innovative ideas.
is laid beside the high sound quality also a lot of value on the aesthetics of
is the passion of three masters, to every artist his flute personally fitted on