The Giardinelli GFL512 Performance-Class Flute by Gemeinhardt with Gold Lip Plate is produced for us by special request. Kurt Gemeinhardt's great grandfather was a flute maker, as were his grandfather... Read More
The Giardinelli GFL512 Performance-Class Flute by Gemeinhardt with Gold Lip Plate is produced for us by special request. Kurt Gemeinhardt's great grandfather was a flute maker, as were his grandfather and his father. A master designer and flute maker himself, Gemeinhardt spent years custom-building some of the world's most sought-after flutes. He finally emigrated from Switzerland to Elkhart, Indiana, where he designed flutes for 20 years before opening his own factory.
In the ensuing half-century, Gemeinhardt has become the world's largest and best-respected exclusive maker of flutes and piccolos. Over the past several decades, we at Giardinelli have come to rely on Gemeinhardt flutes for their extreme reliability, consistency, great tone, and playability. Drawing on our extensive knowledge of musicians' needs and desires, Giardinelli has commissioned a select few high-value flutes from Gemeinhardt -- the Giardinelli by Gemeinhardt Series.
This gorgeous and beautiful-sounding flute is handcrafted in Elkhart, Indiana, exclusively for Giardinelli by Gemeinhardt. A fantastic value for a performance-class instrument, it is an open-hole model (French model) featuring an ergonomic offset G key for less playing stress and greater familiarity to players just graduating from a student model flute. The offset G makes playing fast passages easier and also makes it easier to cover the open hole with the finger. A solid silver headjoint produces a warm, resonant tone with clean, precise response. The gold-plated lip plate is hypoallergenic, feels nicer than silver, and provides a very luxurious look. Silver plated body and foot joint are visually stunning and durable, maintaining precision alignment of the keys. Low B footjoint increases the instrument's range and improves the pitch of low C. The gizmo key makes it easier to play a high C. The Giardinelli GFL512 Flute includes attractive French-style case with cover.
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