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Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs

Arthur Haswell


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HASWELL Special Edition Sfumato headjoint in

African Blackwood, thinned and unlined:  



T H carving out a lip-plate with a hand file. Low res

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Our Special Edition headjoints are supplied in these superb boxes made for us by Chris Raven. Constructed from solid walnut with an ebony inlay, the interiors are lined with leather to offer extra protection and a touch of class.

Elegant, with soft flowing profiles,

our new SPECIAL EDITION Sfumato headjoints

are individually sculpted by T.H., who brings to bear

all her skills as a fine artist.



Copy of Sfumato lips hj box

These modern sleek headjoints are exceptionally resonant, yet feature our preferred slightly resistant embouchure cut, allowing a unique partnership to develop between wood and player.

Sfumato A low Sfumato back to back low Sfumato crossed 1 low

Fitted with our own modern-style O-ring stopper made from African Blackwood faced with a silver disc, each Special Edition headjoint  combines traditional construction with innovation.

Sfumato crossed 2 low

...the form is left a little vague, as though disappearing into a shadow...


...this is Leonardo’s famous invention which the Italians call ‘Sfumato’...


...the blurred outline that allows one form to merge with another and always leaves something to our imagination....