Powell Handmade Conservatory Flute in Sterling Silver - (.925) sterling silver hand-cut headjoint with silver lip plate, riser, and crown, sterling silver body and mechanism, Powell pinless mechanism, drawn tone holes, silver rings, ribs, and posts, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, 10K white gold springs, Straubinger pads, .016" or .018" tubing, A=442, modern Powell scale, C or B footjoint. Handmade in USA.
Powell Flutes currently offers four different headjoint styles: The "Philharmonic Cut," the "Soloist Cut," the "Venti Cut," and the "Lumina Cut."
The Philharmonic Cut has a relatively broad, flat lip plate. Articulation is crisp and clean, and the style produces a deep, rich tone with a broad dynamic range.
The strength and flexibility of the Soloist Cut headjoint allows the player to fill a hall or perform the quietest passages easily, with complete command. The slightly curved lip plate offers quick articulation and a full range of colors.
The Venti Cut, developed by Mr. Paul Edmund-Davies to mirror his experience of singing in a cathedral choir, has excellent depth of sound through all three octaves, and a very resonant and free third octave.
The Lumina Cut is described as acrobatic in nature, freeing the player to move smoothly between octaves and over large intervals. This cut offers flexibility while producing a solid, centered, sophisticated core.