William S. Haynes Handmade Custom Flute - Platinum hand-cut headjoint with 14K rose gold lip plate and riser, platinum body with 14K rose gold mechanism, Haynes pinless mechanism, soldered 14K gold tone holes, rings, ribs, and post, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, gold springs, Straubinger pads, (.012") tubing, modern Haynes scale, B footjoint. Handmade in USA.
Haynes Flutes currently offers two headjoint styles: The "Piedmont Cut" and the "Nagog Cut."
The Piedmont Cut is the quintessential Haynes headjoint - warm, rich and flexible - and is the default headjoint for all Haynes flutes.
The Nagog Cut, named after the Nagog Creek on which the new Haynes factory is situated, features a thicker riser, adding more resistance and color to the sound without sacrificing articulation.