POWELL GRENADILLA WOOD FLUTE (#14698) WITH OPEN-HOLES, OFFSET G, SPLIT E AND B-FOOT 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 Grenadilla wood flute is crafted from Africa Blackwood (Grenadilla) which has been seasoned from 5-7 years. This makes the wood very strong and durable and much less likely to suffer from splits and cracks. The mechanism is solid sterling silver and pinless and the headjoint has a metal tenon connecting joint. The sound from Powell’s wooden flutes are as responsive, free blowing and colourful as the silver flutes but with the warmth of the wood to soften the tonal quality.
This particular custom flute was constructed in 2012 and has had two owners. The condition is excellent overall, the wood is in perfect condition with no splits of course, the silver mechanism has been fully serviced and the pads replaced with Pisoni Lucien Deluxe 1 year ago. Current retail price of this model with this specification is £15,950 in the UK and these are hard instruments to find on the used market. This is a world class wood flute and at a superb used price.