Verne Q. Powell developed the Ardelève flute around 1951 by placing a Powell headjoint on a flute made in France. The Powell Sonaré model is based on this concept and was established in 2002. Every Powell Sonaré flute features a hand-cut headjoint and body made at our Boston area shop. Powell Sonaré models are available in a range of levels, all of which allow the player to perform with the renowned, professional Powell Sound virtuosity at a step-up flute price. The Sonaré flute retains some of the design features from the Powell Signature flute that are critical for acoustical quality. Sonaré flutes feature bodies made using patented Zinki technology and handmade Powell Signature headjoints. Every Sonaré model includes an elegant French style case, nylon case cover, swab stick, gauze swab and polishing cloth.