Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
Robert Bigio thinned unlined in Grenadilla and fitted with a zirconium stopper.
Robert Bigio is well known as a maker and authority on the history of flutes. His headjoints are light-weight and tend to be free-blowing with a wide dynamic range.
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Cocuswood headjoint by this superb maker, who learned his craft at Flutemaker's Guild under Angus Harris and Harry Seeley. The lip-plate, hand-carved out of the one piece of wood, features a chamfer beyond the strike edge and an embouchure hole that is of moderate size, giving a sound of depth and focus. Completed with silver mounts, the headjoint is in excellent condition without blemish. Tenon sized to fit a standard modern flute, either wood or silver.
Silver headjoint with gold riser by Willy Simmons, one of the UK's top makers. This is an easy-blowing head with a strong rich sound, darkened by the addition of the gold riser. Less than three years old, and hardly used, this is in excellent/nearly-new condition. Price includes fitting to any flute.
Haswell handmade African Blackwood headjoints combine modern playing characteristics with that wonderful vintage wooden flute sound.
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A handmade headjoint made by a top craftsman can improve the playing characteristics and broaden the range of sounds of any flute.
And a modern wood headjoint can transform a silver or vintage flute.
All prices include free fitting to your flute
Peter Worrell headjoints in Grenadilla and Bubinga.
One of the UK's finest woodwind craftsmen, Peter Worrell is renowned for the superb quality of his workmanship.
Peter's headjoints tend to play with a light tone giving a small amount of resistance.
Available in either thickwall or thinwall versions, the latter tending to increase the body's resonance. Also available in Bubinga, which seems to give a slightly brighter sound.
New Thickwall £1100
New Thinwall £1200
Thinned unlined £1195
SPECIAL EDITION Sfumato thinned unlined £1195
Thinned with silver lining £1375
Yamaha Wooden Headjoint
Grenadilla with silver mounts. Excellent unblemished condition. Plays with a full modern response while giving a taste of wood. Tenon fitting for a modern flute in silver or wood.