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Ex-Demo Powell Custom Handmade Solid RBOE Flute

£13,329.17 excluding VAT (UK Export and VAT Assisted Purchase price)
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Manufacturer's Description

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.

Our Description

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.

General Condition

This flute is new, and has been out on a couple of exhibitions, where it has had very light use. It's in As New condition, fully checked and cleaned in our workshop prior to sale.

About Powell

In 1916, Verne Powell joined the Wm. S. Haynes Company to make wooden flutes and piccolos. By 1926, he was the shop foreman and was running much of the business at Haynes; later that year, he left Haynes to make his own flutes and Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. was incorporated.

The instruments were immediately recognized as the very best a flutist could play and endorsements flowed in from flutists around the globe. In 1928, he completed his first all 14K Gold flute; soon piccolos and alto flutes were added. By 1930 the brand had representation in the Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and New York Orchestras. There were flutes which had a life of their own; #365 the “World’s Fair” Platinum flute of William Kincaid, #900 the only flute ever made entirely of 14K White Gold, #1142 the “Signature” Flute.

In 2016 Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. was purchased by Buffet Crampon, joining nine other brands of wind instruments to complete the largest group of wind instrument manufacturers in the world.


What's Included

  • Bam case
  • Leather pochette case cover
  • Wood cleaning rod
  • Cleaning cloth

Item Details

Item number: 1611489 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 162***
Manufacturer: Powell
Category: Pre-Owned Professional Flutes

Buy second hand with confidence

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