Crafting handmade flutes and headjoints in fine gold and silver started over thirty years ago when the Arista family established a small workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. In time, the brothers entered into the craft, each having mastered all aspects of mechanical fabrication and aesthetic detail. Flute virtuoso William Bennett and his friends Adrian Brett, Richard and Chris Taylor introduced critical refinements to the Arista instrument that make this flute unsurpassed in craftsmanship and tonal quality. It is an instrument that, in the words of Mr. Bennett, embodies "That mysterious something that only a few old french flutes have." Today, Arista flute headjoints are played by well known soloists, teachers and flute players in major orchestras all around the world. Headjoints are available in silver, gold or Grenadilla wood. There are few headjoints made nowadays which can equal, both in strength and beauty, the Arista headjoints.