Each Powell flute has a unique character, yet they all bear a striking family resemblance. Ultimately, a Powell flute or piccolo is crafted to the highest musical performance standard. From the first flute made in 1906 by Verne Q. Powell to today's Powell Custom flutes, the humanity of each artisan at Powell is reflected in the character of the instrument. The feel of a key or the aesthetic of a pointed arm are the subtle but telltale signs of the individuality of the flute maker. In the final analysis it is the musician who determines the true voice of the flute. The unique quality and excellence of a Powell instrument resides in its ability to be shaped by the flutist.
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. The Flute Center has the largest collection of pre-owned Powell flutes in the world. Call today to preview one!