The North Bridge flute line was founded by David Kilkenny, Brent Beech and Frank Sarcia and debuted in August 2014 at the National Flute Convention. All musical instruments contain critical components that tremendously enhance its sound quality and playability. For every flute built by North Bridge, a Taiwan-made flute body will be paired with head joint hand-crafted in the United States by noted flute artisan, Chris McKenna.
The flute headjoint is one of the most important components of the flute, providing the greatest contribution to the flute's tonal quality. All North Bridge flutes feature a sterling silver headjoint handmade in the USA by Chris McKenna. For over 30 years, Chris McKenna has been crafting some of the finest flute headjoints available. The art of creating a flute head joint requires many years of experience, bringing together a blend of technology, craftsmanship and artistry. The McKenna headjoint is designed and crafted to be both responsive and flexible while offering superb projection and control, making it easier to produce beautiful high notes and have great dynamic control.
North Bridge offers a unique family of intermediate level flutes, which allow the flutist to find their musical voice and to develop a full, rich, and beautiful sound. The team at North Bridge has over 100 Years combined experience in the world of musical instruments and flute manufacturing, and shares a true passion for both instrument and music making.