This is the engine that powers the flute. It takes the most time and care to make and tiny differences can make huge differences. From top to bottom, here is the anatomy of my headjoint.
1. The crown – Is topmost part of the flute there are so many design options that it has its own section which can be found here
2. Stopper – No decisions to be made here, all my flutes come with an adjustable stopper made from moisture resistant delrin plastic to allow you to tailor your flutes performance to suit you.
3. The embouchure – The bit you blow into! This is truly crucial to the sound and performance of your flute. As well as choosing whether you want to play left or right handed you should also choose an embouchure style that is right for your purposes. all my flutes have one of these so your choice is a zero cost option.
Traditional Eliptical cut – Characterised by a dark woody sound.
Modern cut – A brighter more vibrant sound.
4. Headjoint offset – Traditional alignment limits the depth of the embouchure hole to what is comfortable under the lip. By offsetting the bore it is possible to increase the depth while maintaining comfort. This offset leads to a more forgiving headjoint and the feeling that you can “push” the flute harder. £50 option
5. Tuning slide – Again this is standard on all my flutes. Made of Nickel Silver it allows accurate and easy fine tuning of the flute.
Now choose your Foot options