Pre-Owned Ian McLauchlan Solid Silver Flute Headjoint
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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.
Ian McLauchlan has been making headjoints since he left music college in 1981. His headjoints are used throughout the world by both professional and amateur players, and are known to be of the very highest quality in both their craftsmanship and in the musical qualities that they possess. The headjoints are noted for their responsive and elegant playing qualities, flexibility and wide range of tone colour, as well as an extensive dynamic range.
Ian McLauchlan makes flute headjoints by hand on our premises, and in addition to the styles we stock, he can produce custom headjoints in consultation with you to develop your perfect flute combination.
All McLauchlan headjoints are supplied with a medium-weight crown for enhanced projection, and a Dual-Chamber stopper which enhances resonance.
Cut 1: This free-blowing headjoint gives good projection in all three registers, with a wide range of tone colours. All difficult areas, such as middle E, high G# and A, are well-matched, giving a truly even sound throughout all registers.
Cut 2: The extra resistance of this headjoint gives a very stable top octave, especially when playing quietly. Good projection and a wide range of colours are a feature. Articulation is clean and even throughout all registers.
Cut 3: This style is popular among players who prefer a headjoint with more resistance. This built-in resistance is especially useful when playing quietly, particularly in the third octave. Players are able to relax and produce a full and colourful sound at all dynamics. The mellowest of the three styles, with a bias towards a clean and elegant sound, even throughout all registers with a good 'Legato ' quality.
This headjoint is in good condition, with some surfaces scratches from polishing and some deeper scratches.
About Ian McLauchlan
Ian started making headjoints and repairing flutes in the 1980s and since the has established himself as one of the leading flute technicians in the United Kingdom, maintaining instruments belonging to many professional players. Ian's headjoints are undoubtedly one of the best available, combining response advantages of modern development with the tonal range of the earlier French traditions. Ian is a freelance flute player, taught by Trevor Wye and Kate Hill.
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