Powell - Gold Headjoint
Model9k Rose gold, 10k Gold, 14k Rose Gold, 14k White Gold, 18k Rose Gold, 19.5k Gold
Headjoint UpgradeNone, Gold wings, Platinum riser (on gold)
Headjoint CutLumina, Philharmonic, Soloist, Venti
Each Powell flute has a unique character, yet all bear a family resemblance. Powell instruments are made with care to exacting tolerances and, ultimately, a Powell flute or piccolo is crafted to a musical performance standard. From the first flute made in 1906 by Verne Q. Powell to today's Powell flute, the humanity of each artisan at Powell is reflected in the character of the instrument. The feel of a key or the aesthetic of a pointed arm are the subtle and telltale signs of the individuality of the flutemaker.
The most important part of the flute, a hand-cut headjoint can improve any instrument and can offer a player many new options for sound and response. Each handmade Powell headjoint is cut by hand and tested by a professional flutist at Powell’s workshop.
Each gold Powell headjoint is available in a selection of gold alloys - 9k, 14k, 18k, or 19.5k rose gold; 10k or 14k yellow gold; or 14k white gold. Gold wings and platinum riser options are also available, along with a selection of Powell’s premier headjoint cuts.
Headjoint Cut Styles
Powell’s newest headjoint style, the Lumina, has a clean and energetic sound that moves quickly throughout the range with little effort. The Lumina is described as being ‘supple, yet responsive’. This is a headjoint with style and panache.
The Philharmonic headjoint is readily identified by its broader embouchure plate, which makes it the most resistant of the styles offered by Powell. Articulation is crisp and clean, and this style is capable of broad dynamic and timbral ranges. A player can create a rich tone with extraordinary carrying power and focus.