Powell Légende Flute
Provocative and Powerful, the new Légende model flute gives the soloist a truly distinctive voice. Made with a Mopane Wood body, 14K Rose Gold rings, ribs, and posts, and a Sterling Silver mechanism, this flute leaves a lasting impression with its brilliant sound.
The Légende is a part of the new Buffet Crampon aesthetic concept, combining rose gold and silver details for an opulent and elegant finish: A rare and distinguished class among wind instruments.
Mopane is a member of the legume family (Colophospermum mopane) and is a well-known option for woodwind instruments. Like Grenadilla, Mopane wood comes from South Africa. While these two woods share similarities in origins, their aesthetic and acoustic could not be more different.
The Légende will surprise and intrigue, offering a truly unique sound. Its projection and colour separate these wooden flutes from all others.
Mopane has a reddish-brown hue with a beautiful grain. The flute features a “Légende” badge on the center joint, below the Powell logo. The flute has 14K rings, ribs, posts, and tenons, with Sterling Silver keywork.
This flute has a brilliant timbre with strong response. The sound is clear and powerful with crisp articulation.
This is a distinctive flute for a distinctive player. The tone lends itself to more soloist performing, though it would work very nicely inside the woodwind section or in a wind chamber ensemble.
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.
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- Fully handmade thinwall Mopane wood headjoint and body
- Fully handmade .925 solid keys, Grand Siècle style
- 14k rose rings, ribs and posts
- Custom headjoint, with choice of cut: Philharmonic, Classic, Lumina or Soloist
- Hand-cut tone holes
- Open holes
- Offset G Key
- E mechanism
- B footjoint with gizmo key
- 10k white gold springs
- Pinless mechanism
- French-style 'pointed' key-arms
- Straubinger pads
- Modern Powell scale
Perfect Performance Plan
Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Minimum Three-Year Warranty
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