First Silver Model of Powell's New Handmade Conservatory Flutes Played at the White House
Maynard, Massachusetts - Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new line of flutes in the Handmade Conservatory model. The flutes come in two versions -- all sterling silver, and Powell's patented Aurumite 9K body with sterling silver mechanism. The models were developed last year in response to a request for a handmade flute with traditional aesthetics, but with the unique Posi-Stop tail design of the former 2100 flute, according to Roberta Gillette, Powell's Marketing Director. The first shipment of the First Handmade Conservatory silver flute coincided with an emergency order request from one of our dealers, Washington Music, in suburban Washington, D.C. for a flute to be played in the President's Band for a White House function the following day. It so happened that the first flute produced in this new line became destined for a White House debut. Congratulations to Washington Music for facilitating the introduction of the new Handmade Conservatory line in the first house of the land.
The new Handmade Conservatory flutes feature A-442 or 444 pitch, the Modern Powell Scale, 14K white gold springs, extruded tone holes, and handmade custom Powell headjoints with .016" tubing thickness. Inline or offset G is available at no extra cost. The flutes come in a cherry wood case with a leather case cover. A half-offset G model with E mechanism in A-442 is also available. For more information, visit www.powellflutes.com.
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