Kurt Gemeinhardt Generation Handmade Professional Flute

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  • the Revolution

the Revolution Professional Handmade Flute

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Sterling silver headjoint, body, foot. Sterling silver French (open hole) pointed key cup construction

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Gemeinhardt brought together all of its resources and created a flute for the generations; the Kurt Gemeinhardt Generation handmade professional flute! Combined with top experts in the flute making world and our ingenuity, we have created an instrument not found anywhere in the world! An instrument so precisely in tune with itself it leaves the artist simply free to create. The scale was designed by William Bennett, Trevor Wye, and Eldred Spell, and at the helm of the Gemeinhardt design team is master craftsman Tom Lacy. We believe we will revolutionize the flute world with our new KG Generation series of fine instruments made in the U.S.A.

Options:

  • Professional Pads
    • J.L. Smith
    • Straubinger
    • Pesoni (made in Italy)
  • Headjoint
    • NG1
    • NG2
    • 10K Gold lip plate
    • 10K Gold riser
    • Thin wall (.014”)
    • Standard wall (.016”)
    • Heavy wall (.018”)
  • Body
    • Soldered tone hole
    • Drawn tone hole
    • Standard wall (.016”)
    • Heavy wall (.018”)
    • C foot
    • B foot
    • Inline
    • Offset
    • Gold springs
    • Stainless springs
  • Keys
    • C# trill
    • D# roller

Additional Information

Brand Gemeinhardt
Headjoint Finish Sterling Silver
Headjoint Wall Thickness Optional Standard (0.016") or Thin (0.014")
Headjoint Style Straight
Headjoint Model NG2
Body Finish Sterling Silver
Foot Finish Sterling Silver
Key Finish Sterling Silver
Key Style Open-Hole
Key Arm Style Pointed
Inline / Offset Optional Inline or Offset
Foot Joint Options B Foot
Skill Level Professional
Case Type Leather on Wood
Case Cover Leather
Cleaning Rod Wood
Flute Plugs Yes
Warranty 5 year

Customer Reviews

Amazing!

Posted by CD (on 3/5/14)
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I played one of these (Nina Perlove's Generation flute) at the South Carolina Flute Society's fall meeting. It has an amazing new headjoint that plays through the notes easily, from the lower register to the top register, and has just the right amount of resistance. The soldered tone holes cause something wonderful to happen to the sound - a sweet sound that is full of body. The springs make for quick key action, a must for any professional.

The short version: an truly professional flute that (in my opinion) anyone would be happy to own/play. I LOVE this flute!

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Words from the flute makers and creators

By Tom Lacy:

One potential problem with flutes with a B foot is the C-C# adjustment. If the cork gets compressed or the C# lever is bent, it is difficult if not impossible to close all three keys simultaneously. My unique design alleviates this problem by adding a second clutch for the C# key on the C key bridge.

In my experience, the first place to feel lost motion is normally on the A key. My design has the A tail make a right angle parallel to the thumb keys. This allows for a larger surface area for felt, eliminating the chance for compression.


From Trevor Wye...

When the scale is bad, the player needs to develop special intonation control skills to overcome the faulty workmanship of the maker. Some have managed to do this with great dexterity in the same way that a fine violinist might still manage to play a badly tuned violin in tune. But why should they? The remedy is easy. Buy a flute with a good scale.

What is important is not how to correct a flat or sharp note, but the perfect control of intonation which allows the player to use loud and soft notes, crescendos and diminuendos to be truly expressive, something exceptional amongst flute players worldwide.