Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Does a gold plated lip plate make a difference in the sound?
  • 2. Is there a difference in the sound of a Solid silver body and foot joint, compared to a plated body and foot joint?
  • 3. What advantage is there to having a Solid Silver head joint?
  • 4. What are flutes made of?
  • 5. What head joints does Gemeinhardt offer?
  • 6. What is the difference between an inline flute and an offset flute?
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FAQ Topics

  • Material

    1. What are flutes made of?

    2. What percent of silver is in our Solid Silver instruments?

  • Head Joints

    1. I am told that the flute headjoint is very important, why? Is the design the same for all brands?

    2. What advantage is there to having a Solid Silver head joint?

    3. What head joints does Gemeinhardt offer?

  • Body

    1. Is there a difference in the sound of a Solid silver body and foot joint, compared to a plated body and foot joint?

    2. What is a “B” footjoint ?

  • Lip Plates & Risers

    1. Does a gold plated lip plate make a difference in the sound?

    2. Does a gold riser make a difference in the sound?

    3. Does a solid gold lip plate affect the sound?

  • Keys & Mechanisms

    1. I heard that a flute could have an “E mechanism [split E] and “E facilator [e-disk]” on a flute? What is this?

    2. What is the difference between an inline flute and an offset flute?

    3. What is the difference between traditional key cups and those with pointed key arms?

  • Manufacturing

    1. Can you help me ID my Gemeinhardt instrument? Manufactured date and a value?

    2. What is the difference between drawn rolled toneholes and soldered tone holes?

    3. Where are Gemeinhardt instruments manufactured?

  • Performance

    1. What makes a good student flute?

  • Technique

    1. What are the general opinions about offset G vs. inline G?

    2. What is undercutting and overcutting the embouchure hole?

  • Models

    1. What is the difference between 2SP, 22SP, 52SP and 72SP?

    2. What is the difference between the 3B LTD and the 3SHB?

    3. What is the difference between the KGB Special and 3SB?

  • Repair

    1. Can Gemeinhardt provide overhauls on older instruments or recommend a repair shop?

    2. Why is the regulation of the flute so important?

  • Sales

    1. Where can I purchase Gemeinhardt product and can I buy direct from you?

  • Returns & Warranty

    1. How do I get my instrument repaired when it is under warranty?



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