America's #1 flute specialty house since 1983.
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. Sterling silver is acoustically desirable for its resonant, flexible sound and is available in three tube thicknesses, 014", .016" and .018".
Headjoint Cuts:Philharmonic - Philharmonic headjoint is readily identified by its broader embouchure plate, which makes it the most resistant of the styles offered by Powell. Articulation is crisp and clean, and this style is capable of broad dynamic and timbral ranges. A player can create a rich tone with extraordinary carrying power and focus.Soloist - The Soloist headjoint is the newest addition to the headjoint styles offered by Powell. This new style was developed in collaboration with renowned flutist, Ransom Wilson. The Soloist headjoint features strength and flexibility. It offers a strong sound which allows the player to fill a hall, as well as complete command for performing the quietest of passages. The embouchure plate, which is similar to the Boston style, provides the player with quick, responsive articulation while a new style of undercutting gives the headjoint its strong, full color.Venti - The name "Venti" encapsulates the concept of a headjoint that allows air to pass freely through the instrument and beyond, giving the performer variations of flexibility, dynamics, power and sound.The result is a headjoint that allows for depth of sound through all three octaves, even pitch and dynamic range, as well as a sound that is powerful without being wild or breaking up.
C foot, .014" (thin-wall) and .018" (heavy-wall) tubing thicknesses and other SPECIAL ORDER ONLY options may be available
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