Gemeinhardt

The Gemeinhardt story begins with Kurt Gemeinhardt, a fourth generation flute maker. He was born in Markneukirchen, Germany, a region with two centuries of instrument making tradition, and served an apprenticeship under his father. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Kurt left Germany to work his trade in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he crafted handmade flutes for the world's most prestigious musicians. While in Switzerland his fame as the foremost creator of quality hand-crafted musical instruments spread worldwide.

In 1928, Kurt Gemeinhardt was persuaded to travel to America to create instruments in Elkhart, Indiana. After twenty years of developing flutes for others, Kurt opened his own manufacturing plant, The Gemeinhardt Company, where every instrument since has been engraved with the Gemeinhardt name. Initially, Kurt's vision was to produce a limited quantity of professional all-silver flutes, but demand for his unique flutes increased beyond his expectations. The original 20- by 40-foot Gemeinhardt factory was replaced in 1951 with a new plant, designed by Kurt himself, to meet new manufacturing needs. By this time the Gemeinhardt line expanded to include mid-priced flutes, soon followed by the introduction of entry-level flutes. Gemeinhardt's newest expansion occurred in September 1997 with the acquisition of Roy Seaman Piccolo Company. Roy Seaman manufactures handcrafted, grenadilla wood piccolos. This name is known worldwide for professional quality instruments.

Through growth and product demand, Gemeinhardt emerged as the music industry's largest exclusive manufacturer of flutes and piccolos. Today, Gemeinhardt Co., Inc. manufactures flutes and piccolos for all levels of musicians, ranging from student to professional. With the advancement of technology, sophisticated machinery enables a level of precision and consistency that was once uncontrollable. However, it is the human touch that properly fits and regulates each flute to reach optimum sound quality and harmonization.

At Gemeinhardt instruments are globally manufactured, utilizing the expertise and efficiencies of factories in the U.S., Taiwan, and China. For example, while many of the key components are produced in all three countries, the C flute head joints and all of piccolos are made in the U.S., The flute final assembly is done in Taiwan and China to meticulous standards. A final quality check occurs in the U.S.

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Gemeinhardt Alto Flute - 11 Series

The Gemeinhardt 11A alto flute features a sterling silver-plated headjoint, body, footjoint, and mechanism. With an easy response in all registers, and durable silver-plated finish, the 11A is an excellent choice for use in schools or flute choirs. The classic Y-arm...

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Gemeinhardt Alto Flute - Ali Ryerson Artist Series

Crafted with Gemeinhardt artist, and jazz flute great, Ali Ryerson's seal of approval, the Ali Ryerson BLK Alto is an elegant and powerful instrument. Featuring an alluring black nickel finish, a sterling silver lip and riser, pointed key arms, thumb and D# rollers, and pearl touch...

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Gemeinhardt Bass Flute - 21BSP

The Gemeinhardt 21BSP bass flute is an excellent option for flute choirs and soloists alike. Featuring a silver-plated headjoint, body, foot, and keys, D and D# trill keys, and ergonomic hand positions, the 21BSP also comes complete with case and case cover.

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Gemeinhardt Bass Flute - 21BSP-BLK

The 21BSP-BLK completes the Gemeinhardt BLK series of flutes, providing a bass flute with excellent projection, and sleek esthetics. Similar to the 21BSP, but plated in black nickel for enhanced richness and resonance. Featuring ergonomically correct hand positions, D and D# trill keys, and...

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Gemeinhardt Flute - 2SH

Quick Specs: Sterling Silver Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 2SH student flute is enhanced with the resonance and tone quality of a sterling silver J1 headjoint combined with the durability of a...

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Gemeinhardt Flute - 2SP

Quick Specs: Silver-Plated Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 2SP student flute has been the choice of dealers and educators alike for decades. Evolving from the previous M2 model, the Gemeinhardt 2SP...

$479.00
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Gemeinhardt Flute - 2SPCH

Quick Specs: Silver-Plated Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 2SPCH student flute pairs the standard 2SP student model with an additional silver plated curved headjoint. Designed for flutists who...

$679.00
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Gemeinhardt Flute - 3B / 3OB

Quick Specs: Silver-Plated Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 3B intermediate flute offers a French style (open hole) model featuring a silver-plated J1 headjoint, choice of inline G (3B) or offset G...

$729.00
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Gemeinhardt Flute - 3SHB / 3OSHB

Quick Specs: Sterling Silver Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 3SHB intermediate flute has been a longtime favorite for students upgrading their flutes. Featuring a sterling silver J1 headjoint,...

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Gemeinhardt Flute - 3SHB NG1 / 3OSHB NG1

Quick Specs: Sterling Silver Head - Silver-Plated Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt 3SHB NG1 intermediate flute has been a longtime favorite for students upgrading their flutes. Featuring a sterling silver NG1 headjoint,...

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Gemeinhardt Flute - Crusader Series

Gemeinhardt Crusader Series

The Galway Crusader C1 model headjoint kicks off the series with a design Gemeinhardt carefully constructed to Sir James Galway’s exacting specifications. Through the latest technological advancements, Gemeinhardt is able to replicate the...

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Gemeinhardt Flute - New Generation (3SB-NG / 3OSB-NG)

Quick Specs: Sterling Silver Head - Sterling Silver Body - Silver-Plated Keys

The Gemeinhardt New Generation 3SB (3SB-NG) intermediate flute is the evolution of the classic 3SB model for a new era of flutists....

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Gemeinhardt Piccolo - 1P

The Gemeinhardt 1P piccolo body is crafted from a composite material offering a darker and warmer sound than that of metal instruments. Featuring a silver-plated headjoint with a composite body to provide the player with the comfort, familiarity, and ease of a headjoint with a lip plate....

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Gemeinhardt Piccolo - 4P

The Gemeinhardt 4P piccolo is crafted from a composite material offering a darker and warmer sound than that of metal instruments. Featuring a headjoint similar to those constructed from wood, without a lip plate, the 4P has a sound flexible enough to take it from the demands of marching...

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Roy Seaman Piccolo - Classic

The Roy Seaman Classic offers a professional piccolo crafted with select Grenadilla wood, silver-plated keys and mechanism, and split E mechanism. Featuring the highly praised Seaman scale, the Roy Seaman Classic is easily playable with accurate pitch and consistent response. Available with...

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