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Verne Powell 14K Ruby Aurumite Flute

£10,995.00

The Powell 14K Ruby Aurumite flute has the sterling silver showing on the interior of the tubing, and the 14K Ruby Gold showing on the exterior with solid sterling silver keys. The sound has all the rich tonal quality given through the solid silver with the darker sweet sound that gold offers.

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HAND-CRAFTED VERNE POWELL 14K RUBY AURUMITE FLUTE (#15255) IN SUPERB, FULLY SERVICED CONDITION (STUNNING SOUND).

 
Verne Powell first started making flutes in 1927 and the Powell company are world renowned flute makers to this day. The Powell 14K Ruby Aurumite flute is the very latest addition to the Powell family. Through a patented fusion process, Powell produces flute tubing made of interlocking layers of gold and silver. Known as Aurumite, this material combines the projection of silver with the warmth of gold. The Powell 14K Ruby Aurumite flute has the sterling silver showing on the interior of the tubing, and the 14K Ruby Gold showing on the exterior with solid sterling silver keys. The sound has all the rich tonal quality given through the solid silver with the darker sweet sound that gold offers. The wall thickness is 0.16”, tone-holes are soldered, the mechanism is pinless with 10K white gold springs. The headjoint has a 14K solid gold lip plate and riser.
 
This particular flute was purchase new in 2014 and has had one owner. The condition of the body is immaculate and the silver, whilst a tiny bit dulled from use, is also in excellent condition. It has open holes with offset G, split E and the upgrade of a B-footjoint. The pads are mainly Straubinger with some replaced recently with similar pads. This flute is a a powerhouse of an instrument – the sound, as described by PowellI, is ‘bold, colorful and energetic’ and I would certainly agree. It has the Philharmonic headjoint cut. Offering the most resistance of all the styles, the Philharmonic features a broad, smooth lip plate reminiscent of the Louis Lot flutes. This style offers an extensive palette of colors which are perfect for blending with other instrument families in a symphony orchestra.