Standard Flutes in the key of D

Standard Flute Head
Our flute-heads are all made with a tuning slide from Nickel-silver. The head is not completely lined with metal tubing, it stops about 40mm below the blowhole. The Tuning slide has also a layer of cork between the timber and the nickel silver tubing so the timber can still move a little and is not restricted by the tube. That helps to avoid cracks. We use this method now for a good few years and it has proven worth the effort.
All timbers are treated with various types of oils to protect them from moisture and to keep the quality of the bore surface as smooth as possible. The Rings are made from Brass and are available in plain Brass, Silver-, Nickel-, Black Nickel- or Black Chrome plate. If desired they can be made from solid silver as well.
The Blowhole is designed in a fashion of a modern Böhm style blowhole. The shape is an elongated round hole not square as seen on some Böhm System flutes and not oval as on the old style flutes.
The standard Headcork is without any adjusting mechanism, the Head joint is closed off by a headplug made of the same timber as the head (unless a feature plug made of a different timber is preferred) with a Paua shell Inlay in the centre. An adjustable head cork can be made.
Standard Flute Body
We distinguish on Standard flutes between two body versions:
One piece body
The main body is made from one single piece of wood. All fingerholes are on the same joint. The flute is made up of the head with it's barrel and the body.
Two piece body
The main body is made from two separate pieces, the top joint and the bottom joint. The noteholes for the left hand are on the top joint, the noteholes for the right hand are on the bottom joint
Top Joint
This is a top joint with C-Natural, B-Flat and G_sharp key, African Blackwood, Black Chrome plated keywork
Bottom Joint
This is a Bottom Joint with Short F-Natural and E-Flat key, African Blackwood, Silver plated keywork