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To have a flute at this price with a solid silver head joint, body, and foot joint is truly amazing. This solid silver construction really enables you to deliver every nuance and subtlety of your performance - a real essential for professional performances and recitals. By opening up a whole new range of tonal characteristics, you will soon realise how fantastic the Virtuoso flute is to play.
Unlike other similarly priced flutes, the Trevor James Virtuoso 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 Virtuoso 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.
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.
Assured quality control
When designing the Virtuoso, 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 Virtuoso 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 Virtuoso 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 Virtuoso, so to have this sort of assurance is truly breathtaking!
Triple plated finish
To ensure your new Virtuoso 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 Virtuoso three times. Firstly, the 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: .925 silver
- Plating: Silver
- Foot Joint: C
- 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