A combination of superb materials, hand craftsmanship, and innovation.
The Cantabile Flute makes use of traditional handmade construction and features such as complete .925 sterling silver, French pointed arms, pinless and one-piece core-bar mechanism, and drawn tone holes. The sound is enhanced by the forte headjoint and is the perfect entry into the world of handmade flutes.
One-piece core-bar construction
This means a single rod runs from high C through the king post near the F# key. The benefit of a one-piece core-bar is less problems associated with wear and tear. The result is a mechanism that is extremely reliable, more comfortable, adjustments last longer, and easier to repair.
Pins allow perspiration and excess acids from the hand to corrode keys or cause them to bind. With pinless construction a bridge key adds support to the entire mechanism without adverse side effects.
A collaborative effort between Pearl Flutes and Benoit Formanger resulted in the Forte headjoint. A masterpiece that is in tune, has great dynamics, and has an extremely powerful sound. Its design is intended for orchestras and large concert halls with a tone described as dark and centered. The headjoint is also as aesthetically pleasing as a piece of fine jewelry.
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