America's #1 flute specialty house since 1983.
Crafted from the finest materials, with absolutely no compromises in quality or workmanship. Every flute is produced to the Burkart level of excellence. Burkart-Phelan is a small artisan shop where there is still truth in the words "hand made." They continually answer the demand for improvement in the 21st-century flute with innovative design, new materials, and the most advanced precision tools. Burkart flutes truly live up to the motto "Precision that plays." From the moment the first Burkart professional flute was introduced in 1996, Burkart-Phelan has led the way in design and materials innovation. The exterior of the body and headjoint on the 9kAg is 9K gold and the interior is sterling silver. The tubing is crafted in 0.016" wall thickness of which the 9K gold layer comprises 20%. This flute marries the best timbral qualities of gold and silver. Rich in esthetic appeal, the 9K Gold on Silver is extremely rewarding to play. Flute Headjoints:Lillian Burkart's hand-cut headjoints provide the hallmark projection and response of the Burkart & Phelan flute. They are identical to those made for the Burkart flute. One of two styles can be chosen for the instrument.C4 - a classic cut which produces a warm, round, sweet sound. It is noted for its fluidity and flexibility in slurring wide intervals. The player will enjoy homogeneity in all three octaves and a wide palate of colors and timbre. The stability and ease of play allow for nuance within a wide range of colors and dynamics.M2 - Lillian Burkart's most innovative cut. The air stream is quickly excited and the player achieves exceptional response and projection. All three octaves have a ringing resonance and a dark core. An unprecedented dynamic range and flexibility make this headjoint the choice for all music styles. C footjoint is available by SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. Please contact us for more information.Please choose one option from each section below.