BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE FLUTEMAKERS of AUSTRALIA PALLADIUM HEADJOINT WITH STERLING SILVER WAVE LIP (#9710)
Flutemakers of Australia was formed in 1978 by John Lehner and Ray Holliday and continued for about 20 years. It was a very important partnership, producing handmade heads and flutes that have been sought-after around the world.
This Flutemakers of Australia Palladium headjoint is a rare and sought-after piece. Palladium comes from the Platinum family although is 15 times rarer and more valuable. It is also a harder and lighter material than Platinum, making it preferable in musical instruments. At one point it was possible to find Palladium headjoints on the market and at a lower cost than Platinum, however industrial demands for this rare metal has pushed prices to much higher than Platinum and so these headjoints are not now being made.