From the first Powell flute, made from melting down 7 silver teaspoons and 3 silver watch cases in 1906, to today's Powell Custom flutes, the humanity of each artisan at Powell is reflected in the character of the instrument. In the final analysis it is the musician who determines the true voice of the flute. Powell's Handmade Custom flutes have been the "gold standard" of the flute world for more than eight decades. They have been celebrated for their flexibility of color, ease of response, and reliability; this is why instruments made in the 1920s are still being played today in some of the world's greatest orchestras. Every Custom flute continues this tradition and is handmade to exacting specifications by Powell's skilled artisans in Maynard, Massachusetts. Every instrument is a highly functional tool as well as a stunning work of art. The choice is yours.