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Pre-Owned Powell Signature-ROE Flute


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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

Our Description

The Signature from Powell is a milestone in flute production: no other maker offers a solid throughout flute at this price level. The headjoint is free-blowing and flexible, resulting in a sound that is focused, easily controllable and with fantastic projection. The mechanism is well-made and highly reliable; and the top E sounds very well without the need for spending extra on an E mechanism. Plays especially well with a B footjoint. An excellent value flute for a player wanting a silver flute with the legendary Powell sound.

New for 2015 is the Powell Signature II headjoint, allowing players the choice between the Signature I and II headjoints. Powell have designed the new Signature II headjoint in response to requests for a more "free blowing" Signature headjoint that would be comfortable for a greater number of players. Style elements from Powell's current Custom headjoint offerings were incorporated into the Signature II, which has been commended for its response, flexibility, and richness. Every bit a true Powell, the Signature II allows for clean, crisp articulation and delivers the depth, fullness, and focus that are characteristic of the "Powell Sound." The Signature II uses the Soloist wall and the Philharmonic lip plate, which is slightly wider than the traditional Signature lip plate.

General Condition

In good condition. One clasp on the case is broken, however the case is fully functional and offers adequate protection. This flute has just had an interim service (thorough check) in our workshop.

Condition Report

Condition can be highly subjective. This information is to be taken as a guide only. E&OE.

  • Mechanism (1 to 10): 7
  • Padding (1 to 10): 8

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.


What's Included

  • Velvet-lined cherrywood case
  • Deluxe leather case cover

Item Details

Item number: C125071 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: SIG***
Manufacturer: Powell
Category: Pre-Owned Intermediate Flutes

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