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onehand instruments

onehand instruments

One handed flutes and saxes

Flutelab makes Onehand flutes and saxophones. The Onehand instruments are full range chromatic instruments of our own design. They can be made in left hand or right hand playable.

Because all fingers of the “good” hand must be applied to operating the mechanism, some other way must be found to hold the instrument. This usually is a ground support. If the other hand can play a role in balancing the instrument, so much better.


All over the globe

Flutelab Onehand instruments are being played in the USA, UK, Italy, Australia, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands. In 2014, Maarten Visser of Flutelab was awarded the OHMI award in Playable category for the Onehand flute.


Having a flute that I can play one-handed still seems miraculous to me.  It gives me so much joy to be able to play again after my stroke. I tell everyone that you are a genius!


Rae Terpenning


How to order?

First step

First of all, send me an email with your request In order to get a good idea of what I need to do, I need to know who the instrument is for and what the requirements are, so I will ask lost of questions.



Once I know all I need to know, I calculate the cost, and send you a quotation. There are usually several possibilities, such as lauer/ plain brass,  or floor stand/ stand supplied by you, etc.


Start of work

Once price and options are decided, I send an invoice for a downpayment of 25% of the labourt cst. Once that sum is received, I start work. Delivery is usually 5-10 months. It is a lot of work, and I cannot halt my other business activities.



Once your instrument is finished, I send an invoive for the remainder sum. Then is is time for shipping. Flutelab Onehand instruments come with a fingering table. A case can be supplied or you can make one yourself.



I am so thrilled with my left handed flute!!! Due to my Stroke 4 plus years ago, I was unable to use my right hand. I was a professional flutist prior to the stroke so it was a tremendous loss to my soul to be unable to play anymore. I contacted about a year ago with the hope that you could help me. Through several emails you decided to send it me! Yeah!!! The first time I felt the keys under my fingers, I felt a little bit of my soul and myself coming back! I was home again!! Thank you Maaten for being a wonderful person!!

Jennifer Groves



To see the onehand saxophone in action, please visit our instruction video page

To ask a question, order a flute headjoint or plan a visit, contact us here


Business address
NDSM-plein 55
1033WC Amsterdam
the Netherlands

+31 6 50 84 35 19


Chamber of commerce no: 33189016



Alternatively, visit one of our representatives:

606 S.Rochester Road
Clawson MI 48017 USA
phone 1-248-589-9346

Meindorfer Straße 174
53757 Sankt Augustin