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Alto flutes are known for having a round, somewhat husky, quiet sound. Not any more! The Powell headjoint breaks new ground in the rarefied world of alto headjoints, and puts the instrument in turbo-drive. The combination of a high quality alto body with the Powell headjoint produces an alto that sounds more like an extension of the C flute rather than "an alto". You will find this combination free blowing, flexible, and with strong projection. Verne Powell made his first alto flute in 1930 for the Curtis Institute. Today's Sonaré alto is built on more than 75 years of knowledge.