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Michael J Allen Solid Alto Flute Headjoint

£1350

£1125 exclusive of VAT (EU Export and VAT Assisted Purchase price)

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Michael J Allen

Michael J Allen was trained as a Silver and Goldsmith in the famous Hatton Garden Jewelery quarter in London. He subsiquently became facinated with the flute and combined his skills to create one of the most unique instruments available today. He is truly at the forefront of flute and headjoint construction, in both functionality and artistic design. Every flute and headjoint is individually custom made to a specific design. Customers individual requests can be taken into consideration! The flute can only be described as a "work of art" that is unique, and the headjoint offers the player a sound, and tonal quaility that is outstanding.

Upgrading your headjoint
Changing the headjoint on your alto flute can be a useful way of customising the instrument to your liking, improving tonal depth, articulation, flexibility and response. The headjoint is the voicebox of the flute, and could be said to be the most important part of the flute. Two key factors in sound production are the material the headjoint is made from and, more importantly, the "cut".

Searching for the perfect headjoint can become an incurable disease! Many people know that they are unhappy with their present headjoint but don't know why; they then end up trying hundreds of heads and never really know which is an improvement and which isn't. Make sure you know which areas of your sound or response are lacking, and seek advice if you're not sure; then concentrate on headjoints which improve these aspects without losing the things you DO like. Second opinions are always nice, but remember that it is YOU who has to play on the headjoint, so don't choose one that you aren't happy with just because someone else likes the sound!

About Michael J Allen

Michael J Allen was trained as a Silver and Goldsmith in the famous Hatton Garden Jewelery quarter in London. He subsiquently became facinated with the flute and combined his skills to create one of the most unique instruments available today. He is truly at the forefront of flute and headjoint construction, in both functionality and artistic design. Every flute is individually custom made to a specific design. Customers individual requests can be taken into consideration! The instrument can only be described as a "work of art" that is unique, offering the player a sound, and tonal quaility that is outstanding.

Specifications

  • Completely handmade straight alto flute headjoint
  • .925 solid tube, lip-plate, riser and crown
  • This headjoint can be fitted to most makes of alto flute. Please note that it may need to be adjusted to fit your instrument. There is no charge for this.

Item Details

Manufacturer: Michael J Allen
Model number: Solid
Category: Alto Flute Headjoints

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