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 alto flute features an all sterling silver headjoint made at the Powell shop (available in either a straight or curved tube), elegant pointed arms, silver plated nickel-silver keys, ergonomically designed touch pieces and A-442 pitch. Sonare Alto flutes are available with a sterling silver body (model AF-70) or silver plated nickel-silver (model AF-60) body.