Powell .925 Solid Custom Handmade Flute
Perfect Performance Plan
Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Three-Year Warranty
Clean, sophisticated, classic. sterling silver has the perfect balance of a true and ringing sound with projection and color. From the ethereal thin-wall flute to the earthy heavy-wall flute, sterling silver has an immediacy which allows players to freely express ideas and gestures. Available in three varieties of tubing thickness, .014”-.016”-.018”, each thickness has its own characteristic color. the brilliance of sterling silver gives lightness and freedom. Available with either soldered or drawn tone holes, all our sterling silver Custom Flutes have a pinless mechanism with the modern Powell scale. Your instrument can be customized with a B or C footjoint, in-line or offset G keys, or a variety of additional mechanisms.
The Powell .925 Solid Custom Handmade flute has superb projection and clarity of sound over the range of the flute. Weightier and slightly more resistant than the Handmade Conservatory, this flute has a big sound with a large dynamic range.
- Lumina: Powell's newest style of headjoint, the Lumina has style and panache. Supple yet responsive, it moves quickly throughout the range with little effort. This headjoint’s clean and energetic sound is the perfect complement to our more classic styles.
- Philharmonic: A traditional cut, capable of broad dynamic ranges, and creating a deep rich tone with extraordinary carrying power and focus.
- Soloist: Open and free in the top octave, rich and deep in the middle and bottom octaves, with great projection and flexibility.
- Venti: A very colourful and rich headjoint designed in conjunction with Paul Edmund Davies. It is open, has a large dynamic range, and possesses an especially free high register.
In 1916, Verne Powell joined the Wm. S. Haynes Company to make wooden flutes and piccolos. By 1926, Powell was the shop foreman at Haynes and was running much of the business. Later that year, he left Haynes to make his own flutes. In 1927, Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. was incorporated at 265 Huntington Drive in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1961, Powell sold his company to four employees who ran the company until 1984 when two employees, Jim Phelan and Rob Viola, became the owners. In 1986 Steven Wasser bought the shares belonging to Mr. Viola and gained controlling ownership. Jim Phelan left the company in 1989 to pursue other interests, and Mr. Wasser became the full owner. Each Powell flute has a unique character, yet all bear a family resemblance. They are made with care to exacting tolerances. Ultimately, a Powell flute is crafted to a high musical performance standard.
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- Fully handmade .925 solid headjoint, body and mechanism
- Custom headjoint, with choice of cut: Lumina, Philharmonic, Soloist or Venti
- Soldered tone holes
- 10k white gold springs
- French-style 'pointed' key-arms
- Straubinger pads
- Pinless mechanism
- E ring as standard, with the option to upgrade this to an E mechanism on the offset model
- Leather-bound wood case
- Leather pochette case cover
- Wood cleaning rod
- Cleaning cloth
Item DetailsManufacturer: Powell
Category: Solid Throughout Flutes