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 5-95 body and headjoint are made from 5% pure platinum and 95% pure silver, with a wall thickness of 0.016". The flute delivers an increased range or spectrum of color as with gold or platinum, but with considerably less weight. Combining focused sounds and good projection, the dynamics and intensity are greater than sterling silver. 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. S4 - This embouchure, derived from a traditional style, produces a pure, warm sound. It is noted for its flexibility in air stream direction and expressiveness. The player will experience evenness in all three octaves, and effortless articulation. The stability and ease of play allow for nuances within a wide pallet of color creating a sound full of brilliant richness and depth.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.