Miyazawa Handmade Custom Flute Elite Model - Brittania silver hand-cut headjoint with (.990) pure silver riser, Brittania silver body, sterling silver mechanism, full Brögger mechanism, soldered tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, gold springs, Straubinger pads, (.016 or .018) tubing, A=442, B footjoint. Handmade in Japan.
Miyazawa Flutes currently offers three traditional headjoint styles: The "MZ-9," the "MZ-10," and the "MZ-11," and two contemporary designs: The "MX-1" and the "MX-2."
A modern version of a traditional style headjoint, the MZ-9 is characterized by a centered, deep sound with generous resistance and focused, laser-like projection. Works well for those who use air speed to control and direct their sound.
The MZ-10 allows the player to put a large volume of air through the flute, achieving a rich and powerful sound. Characterized by plenty of lower partials anchoring the sound with a full harmonic spectrum. Flexible and responsive with a wide range of tonal and color possibilities.
The MZ-11 is a more traditional style-sound in a modern headjoint design. Characterized by an open, dark and fluid sound with fewer high harmonics. Comfortable resistance with easily controlled dynamics and a round, warm response.
The MX-1 has a pure and warm tone with a high concentration of mid-range harmonics. The dense, penetrating sound is consistent throughout all registers. With an ample amount of resistance, this style provides a solid response to articulation.
The MX-2 has a free and comfortable feeling with a wide range of harmonics. The sound is complex with immense tonal color variety. Articulation is crisp and clean. Able to accommodate a high volume of air, this style provides expansive projection with a great pitch control.