Sankyo Handmade Custom Flute in Grenadilla Wood - grenadilla wood hand-cut headjoint, grenadilla wood body with sterling silver mechanism, pinned mechanism, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, gold springs, Sankyo pads, (.016) tubing, A=442, B footjoint. Handmade in Japan.
Sankyo Flutes currently offers 3 different headjoint styles for handmade wood flutes: "Traditional", "Modern", and "Lip Plate".
Traditional: A dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. The Traditional style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful, offering an expanded tonal variety.
Modern: Affords a great amount of stability and control with a powerful and refined sound. A very gratifying response and wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities of the Modern style.
Lip Plate: Features a hand-carved raised embouchure plate which facilitates ease of sound production. The Lip Plate style offers a comfortable and familiar feeling, along with a vibrancy and flexibility.