I have been fortunate to be able to find some beautiful instruments with which to develop a relationship. It took time, persistence, and luck!
Currently, my C flute is a Flutemakers’ Guild inline open hole B foot silver flute which was made about 1982. I use a cocus wood headjoint made by the incredibly talented and dear friend the late Alexander Eppler.
My conical bore 9-key flute is a JTL, ca 1890. It has a C foot and the keywork uses rods so it is much more stable than many similar instruments.