Product card Instruments  Burkart Flutes
"Elite" Series: Handmade, 998 silver headjoint, body and footjoint, sterling silver mechanism, handcut headjoint, French (open hole), micro-Link pinless mechanism, soldered tone holes, G disc, pointed key arms, white gold springs, B footjoint

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 998 silver flute has the tonal depth and color of a platinum flute, but speaks with the shimmer and projection of a silver flute. The resonance of this flute is the result of its extraordinary 99.8% pure silver content. The brilliance of silver, warmth and depth of gold and projection of platinum are all found in one material. An innovative process produces a tube that is hard and reflective. Hardness imparts vibrancy, color and a beautiful distinction in the sound of the new 998 silver Burkart flute.

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.

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