Brannen Brothers Handmade Flute - The Brögger Flute, 15/85 gold-silver alloy (15% gold, 85% silver) hand-cut Brannen-Cooper headjoint with sterling silver lip plate and 14K riser, 15/85 alloy body with sterling silver mechanism, Brögger Mekanik™, drawn tone holes. French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, white gold springs, Straubinger pads, (.016) tubing, B footjoint. Handmade in USA.
Brannen Brothers Flutes currently offers three headjoint styles: The "Modern Cooper," the "Modified Cooper," and the "JR Lafin" style.
The Modern Cooper Cut is projecting and responsive; it's Brannen's interpretation of Albert Cooper’s popular design, and it has the flexibility to cover a wide range of tone colors.
Flexible yet stable, the Modified Cooper Cut produces a rich, full sound with slightly more resistance than the Modern Cooper.
J. R. Lafin headjoints are outstanding for their extended dynamic range in all registers and for a wide range of tone colors. There is one single "style," but there are a number of tubing options and all headjoints can be made with or without Adler-style wings.