| "My Tom Lacy
flute (#14) is the most responsive and vibrant flute I have ever
owned. The scale is precise and easy to control, even in extreme
dynamics. The mechanism has a nice light feel, yet it stays in
adjustment better than any other make. I have received more compliments
on the warmth and projection of my tone since I have been playing
his flute than ever before."
|| "True artistic expression is only possible
with a reliable instrument. My Tom Lacy flute is truly a work
of art, completely handcrafted with a superb mechanism that stays
in adjustment regardless of the humidity or temperature. The
tone is rich in color and the scale is excellent."
Assistant Professor of Flute, Northwestern State University of
| "For years I've
admired your work-padding, repair,and overhauls on flutes of
other makers. So, when you decided to make your own flutes, I
wanted one. I was not disappointed. The workmanship is first
rate, as I expected. What pleased and delighted me is that the
flute sings as beautifully as it is made! When my colleague in
the Quad City Symphony played my Lacy, she had to have one. Now
that she does, we are both happy about it. I do not hesitate
to recommend your flutes to my students and fellow flutists.
Keep up the fine work."
|| "What an impressive
flute. It has all the hallmarks of workmanship I have come to
expect and appreciate in Tom's servicing of my instruments. The
precision and smoothness of technique, resonance and evenness
of tone quality, immediate response of articulation, and fullness
in sound dimension -all combine to make a Lacy flute a superb
instrument. The flute and its maker exemplify that quality and
reliability anyone can trust and appreciate. Bravo and congratulations!"
Professor of Flute, Western Illinois University
Principal Flute, Quad City Symphony
Second Flute, Saint Louis Symphony
| "Tom Lacy and I have
worked together for a number of years. He has done all my padding
for a long time, and in my opinion, is one of the best padders
in the world. Recently, Tom has begun to produce his own flute,
and his workmanship is outstanding. It has been a source of great
satisfaction for me to watch his progress. Tom is destined to
become one of the best amongst the next generation of flutemakers."
|| "My platinum Tom Lacy
flute has the ruggedness of a Midwestern tractor, the precision
of a Swiss watch, the beauty of the Crown jewels, and the voice
of God's own angel."
Tom Lacy #101