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Hand cut in the UK
A lot of cheap flutes have a machined lip plate and embouchure hole. Although functional, this method of production can leave rough and misshapen edges which can limit the flute's possibilities. It's for this reason that Trevor James only uses hand cut lip plates from the English flute maker Andrew Oxley. The expertly cut embouchure hole enables you to control every nuance of your playing and enhances your overall control. To give the flute a new and fresh tone, this flutes features a wooden lip plate. Perfect for those wanting to play baroque and other early music genres, this wooden lip plate is perfect for musicians looking for a flute with a totally different feel and tonal characteristic.
To have a flute at this price with a solid silver headjoint is truly amazing. It's clear that Trevor James understands the need to invest positively in the instrument that could influence your career. The silver headjoint opens up a whole new range of tonal characteristics for your playing, especially for advancing students. This particular Chanson flute also comes with an extended B footjoint. This increased range is essential with more demanding repertoire and also darkens your overall tone.
Unlike other student flutes, the Trevor James Chanson comes with French pointed arms as standard. These arms not only increase the stability of the instrument, but also enhance the overall quality of the mechanism. The Chanson also comes with closed keys which are better for learning the basics of performance. Easier to use and to produce notes from, closed keys flutes are recommended by teacher world wide for students.
Assured quality control
When designing the Chanson, Trevor James wanted to ensure that they would capture the excitement of new players. By streamlining the manufacturing and reducing costs where possible, Trevor James was able to produce the Chanson to a much higher standard than similarly priced flutes. During this process, they made sure that they never compromised performance quality, ensuring that you still get a high-quality Trevor James instrument. And for even more peace of mind, the Chanson is double-checked by UK technicians to make sure everything is in working order. This sort of attention to detail is rarely found on flutes twice the price of the Chanson, so to have this sort of assurance is truly breathtaking!
Triple plated finish
To ensure your new Chanson flute looks fantastic, Trevor James plates it three times. Quite often with student instruments, the plating can start to come off - this is why Trevor James plates the Chanson three times. Firstly, the nickel silver flute is plated with copper. This copper layer helps the second and third layer of silver plate to stick to the flute to create a gorgeous finish. This method of plating provides a rock-solid finish which is more durable than most student flutes.
With over 25 years of design experience, Trevor James knows how important instrument design is in helping players achieve their musical goals. To this end, Trevor James has spent several years working closely with musicians and engineers to determine the features required to create a range of instruments which will enable players to reach these personal goals.
- Key Of: C
- Headjoint Cut: Hand cut by Andrew Oxley (Wooden)
- Lip Plate Material: .925 silver
- Head Material: .925 silver
- Body Material: Nickel silver
- Plating: Silver
- Foot Joint: B
- Tone Holes: Closed
- Key System: Offset G/Split E Mechanism
- Spring Type: Steel
- Included Accessories: Purple lined wooden case with black fleecy lined case cover