Ian McLauchlan Solid Flute Headjoint Style #1
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Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Minimum Three-Year Warranty
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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 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.
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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- Fully handmade headjoint
- .925 solid throughout
- Tube based on Bonneville taper
- Medium-weight crown
- McLauchlan Dual-Chamber stopper
- Supplied in a hard case
- This headjoint can be fitted to most makes of flute. Please note that it may need to be adjusted to fit your instrument. There is no charge for this.