Powell's history is very much tied to their namesake, Verne Q. Powell. A jeweler by trade, Powell fashioned himself a flute in 1910 from whatever silver he could get his hands on, including silver dollars, watch casings, and spoons. This incredible feat of metal working landed him a job at a flute company in Boston. He worked there until 1926, leaving to create his own company. His goal was to be able to produce the world’s finest French flutes, and creating his own company gave him the freedom to devote himself to detail and artistry.

His instruments were immediately recognized as the very best a flutist could play, and endorsements flowed in from flutists around the globe. In 1928 he completed his first all 14K Gold flute; soon, piccolos and alto flutes were added. By 1930 the brand had representation in the Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and New York Orchestras. There were flutes which had a life of their own: William Kincaid's #365, known as the 'World’s Fair' Platinum flute; #900, the only flute ever made entirely of 14K White Gold; and #1142, the “Signature” Flute.

Over the decades innovation has became a hallmark of the Powell company, as they were the first to commercially use the Cooper Scale, the first company to mix silver and gold with the Aurumite flute, and the first to make 19.5K Rose Gold flutes.

The 2100 and 3100 series flutes were developed in the early 90’s, ultimately leading to the debut of today’s Conservatory flutes. The first Conservatory flute was unveiled in 2002 to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, alongside another new instrument, the Powell Sonaré flute. A year later the Signature flute was launched. 2005 and 2006 saw brand new headjoint styles: the Soloist and the Venti. In 2007 Powell patented a new method for extruding tone holes which is now widely used today. NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman brought her Powell flute on the International Space Station in 2011, making it the only handmade flute to be played in space.

SKU Product name   Price  
USED210701 Flute - Powell 2100 #21-0701
  • $5000.00
USED16497XXXXXXX Flute - Powell Aurumite 14k #16497 (Pre-Owned)
  • $15600.00
USED7587 Flute - Powell Aurumite14k #7587 (Pre-Owned) Without Headjoint
  • $8000.00
USED1262 Flute - Powell Handmade Commercial Model #1262 (Pre-Owned)
  • $7000.00
USED1702 Flute - Powell Handmade Commercial Model #1702 (Pre-Owned)
  • $3750.00
USED2319 Flute - Powell Handmade Commercial Model #2319 (Pre-Owned)
  • $4500.00
USED12932 Flute - Powell Handmade Custom Silver #12932 (Pre-Owned)
  • $14600.00
USED14161 Flute - Powell Handmade Custom Silver #14161 (Pre-Owned)
  • $11500.00
  • 23   – Reward points
USED3259 Flute - Powell Handmade Custom Silver #3259 (Pre-Owned)
  • $5595.00
USED6160XXXXXXXX Flute - Powell Handmade Custom Silver #6160
  • $6500.00
USED9326 Flute - Powell Handmade Custom Silver #9326 (Pre-Owned)
  • $10950.00
USED45803XXXXXXX Flute - Sonaré by Powell Model 601 #45803 (Pre-Owned)
  • $2250.00
USED481XXXXXXXXX Headjoint - Powell Kingwood Piccolo Headjoint #481 (Pre-Owned)
  • $800.00
  • 1   – Reward points
USED7349XXXXXXXX Piccolo - Powell Grenadilla Wood #7349 (Pre-Owned)
  • $5500.00
USED568 Piccolo - Powell Handmade Grenadilla #568 (Pre-Owned)
  • $5000.00
  • 10   – Reward points
D00FLPOWLCONSAUR Powell - Aurumite 9K Conservatory Flute
  • $12900.00
  • 25   – Reward points
D00HJPOWLAURMXXX Powell - Aurumite Headjoint
  • $2196.00
  • 4   – Reward points
D00FLPOWLCONSXXX Powell - Conservatory Flute
  • $9870.00
  • 19   – Reward points
D00HJPOWLGOLDXXX Powell - Gold Headjoint
  • $5030.00
  • 10   – Reward points
D00FLPOWLGRENXXX1 Powell - Grenadilla Wood Flute
  • $15759.00
  • 31   – Reward points
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