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Pre-Owned Powell Signature RO Flute

£4,995.00
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Manufacturer's Description

The true mark of a masterpiece is always the artist’s signature at the bottom of the canvas. The origin of the Signature Flute is no different. made as a special gift for a Boston doctor who saved mr. Powell’s eyesight, the original “Signature Flute” was a Sterling Silver flute made in 1952, #1142. This gift was the doctor’s first opportunity to play a handmade Powell flute. Today, the Signature model is also the first opportunity for many to own a handmade Powell flute.

The least expensive handmade flute that we offer, this flute has a Sterling Silver headjoint, body, and mechanism. Signature Flutes have a traditional pinned mechanism which gives them a lighter weight. The tone holes are drawn using our patented method of extrusion, and each flute bears the signature of Verne Q. Powell. 

Our Description

This Powell Signature flute is free-blowing and flexible, resulting in a sound that is focused, easily controllable and with fantastic projection.  It is in very good condition, with only a few surface scratches to the body of the flute.  These are purely superficial and do not affect the playability of the flute.

 

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. An excellent value flute for a player wanting a silver flute with the legendary Powell sound.

 

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.

Specifications

What's Included

  • wood case
  • Wood cleaning rod
  • Cleaning cloth

Item Details

Item number: C142342 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 165***
Manufacturer: Powell
Model number: Signature RO
Category: Pre-Owned Conservatoire Flutes

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