The Handmade Conservatory flute traces its ancestry to Mr. Powell’s first Commercial flute, made in 1928. Today’s Conservatory model stands up to the flutist’s technical requirement s as well as acoustical demands. These Powell flutes, played by professionals around the world, are valued for their colorful tone and dynamic range. The pinless mechanism offers smooth action, allowing technical passages to be played with precision.
The Conservatory flute features French (open) cups, pointed arms, drawn tone holes made with patented Zinki technology, the Modern Powell Scale, A-442 or 444 pitch, a fully pinless mechanism with traditional adjustments, a hand-cut Custom headjoint, pointed arms, leather case and case cover.
Powell Aurumite flutes are created using a patented process that fuses two tubes of gold and silver. The Aurumite body is .016" thick with an exterior layer of 9k rose gold and an inner layer of sterling silver. This unique material combines the projection of silver with the warmth of gold.