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Powell Grenadilla-wood Custom Handmade Flute

from £14500

Price excluding VAT (EU Export price): from £12083.33

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  •  Pre-Sale Set-Up
  •  Owner's Check-Up
  •  Three-Year Warranty

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Our Description

The Powell grenadilla-wood custom flute combines all the features of a metal Powell - superb build quality, free-blowing with far-reaching projection and a sweet tone - with the warmth and roundness of sound that wood gives. Using hand-selected cuts of seasoned grenadilla-wood ensures that the wood is of the highest standard.

Headjoint Cuts

  • Philharmonic cut: A more 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.

About Powell

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.

Specifications

  • Fully handmade thinwall grenadilla-wood headjoint and body
  • Fully handmade .925 solid keys, ribs and rings
  • Custom headjoint, with choice of cut: Philharmonic or Soloist
  • Hand-cut tone holes
  • 10k white gold springs
  • Half-offset G key (inline keys not available on Powell wood flute)
  • Available with open or closed holes
  • Optional E mechanism
  • Available with C footjoint, or B footjoint with gizmo key
  • French-style 'pointed' key-arms
  • Straubinger pads
  • Includes leather-covered wood case, leather case cover and cleaning accessories

Item Details

Manufacturer: Powell
Category: Wood Flutes

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