Throughout its history, Powell’s tradition has been dynamic and it has successfully resolved the tension between innovation and traditional qualities. Custom flutes represent the traditional epitome of Powell instruments. These hand crafted flutes are characterized by soldered tone holes, beautiful keywork, and extensive choices. All include 10k white gold springs, traditional adjustments, pointed arms, and Straubinger pads.
Gold flutes, including Powell’s premier 19.5k rose gold model, are prized for their warmth of tone and beautiful coloring. The most famous and valuable flute in the world is Powell #365, a platinum instrument created for the 1939 New York World’s Fair and purchased by William Kincaid. Today Powell’s platinum flutes are played by some of the world’s leading flutists.