the Blue

the Blue Conservatory / Intermediate Flute

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Hand finished NG1 headjoint, silver-plated body and French pointed cup arms, stainless springs, J.L. Smith pads.

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Options:

  • Headjoint
    • NG1 silver plated head tube with sterling silver lip plate and riser
    • NG1 Sterling silver standard wall headjoint
    • Gold plated lip plate
  • Body
    • C foot
    • B foot
    • Inline
    • Offset
  • Keys
    • C# trill
    • D# roller

Additional Information

Brand Gemeinhardt
Headjoint Finish Sterling Silver
Headjoint Wall Thickness Standard (0.016")
Headjoint Style Straight
Headjoint Model NG1
Body Finish Silver-Plated
Foot Finish Silver-Plated
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 Intermediate
Case Type No
Case Cover N/A
Cleaning Rod Wood
Flute Plugs Yes
Warranty 5 year

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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.