Rebecca then begins a play test. This time, she starts from the top down to check for any leaks. She then takes the feeler gauge to each pad as an additional measure to identify any leaking pads. When her evaluation is complete, she submits her recommendations. If there is anything that needs to be corrected, it goes back to the finishers. The flute then rests for a few days, and she retests it. Rebecca also works with the repair technician, and when everyone is in agreement that the flute is ready, it is shipped to the customer. Regardless of the model (Signature, Conservatory, or Custom), Rebecca believes that they must all look and sound like custom flutes. She also stresses that the finishers are master craftsmen -- their work is what makes everything work well by the time it arrives at her office.
|Manually checking the mechanism|
|Checking for proper headjoint fit|
|Checking for leaks with the feeler gauge|