Briccialdi Heavy Handmade Model Flute 9612
“Briccialdi Flutes”…never heard of it ? Best kept secret in Italy ??
The company was founded in 2007 by Marco Maida in Italy. Since 2007, Briccialdi Flutes have been owned by a group of Italian flute craftsmen under the corporate name, Suberatum Music.
The Briccialdi flutes are now available in New Zealand for the first time through DR TOOT.
We have found the flutes to be of a high quality incorporating many professional features, such as soldered tone holes, synthetic pads, gold parts, and various headjoint styles…etc.
For further info regarding the Briccialdi Flutes, please visit http://www.briccialdi.eu/
DR TOOT Brass & Woodwind Specialist are proud to present a brand new Briccialdi flute “Heavy Handmade Model 9612” Soldered Tone Holes from Italy directly.
This model is “Made to Order” – Please contact us regarding the availability and waiting time.
The Handmade Model 9612 is distinguished not only for excellent craftsmanship, but also for an improved mechanic. It's the best mechanic (pin system) you can desire. It has Heavy Wall body that makes the sound more full and powerful.
Produced with the utmost attention to detail and hand-made. Installed synthetic pads with stabilizer and white gold springs. The headjoint included is their new "Lectio Tertia" heavy model.
Materials: Headjoint, Body, footjoint - Sterling 925 silver
Keys - Silver plated
Springs - White Gold
Optional: Sterling silver mechanics (keys, rods, pivots) - POA
Soldered Tone Holes: Since drawn and rolled tone holes are constructed from the flute tube itself, the flute has slightly less metal and weight than a flute with soldered toneholes. A thicker tube will generally provide a darker, richer sound. Many flutists find that they can achieve the flexibility they desire along with the complexity of sound typically associated with soldered toneholes by selecting the optimal tubing thickness. Because soldered toneholes are made separately from the flute tube, they are by nature thicker than drawn and rolled toneholes. This characteristic, combined with the solder or braze that is used to fuse the toneholes to the flute tube, brings more weight to the tube. The result is a flute with positive resistance and a dark, dense sound. Soldered toneholes are generally a good choice for flutists who play with a fast and compact air stream by providing stability without overpowering the flute. The soldered tone holes are perfectly flat so the pads closing are more reliable over time
Titanium Stopper Plug: It leaves the headjoint to vibrate more freely thanks to the very small contact surface. It consists of one piece to fit in the same way you mount the standard cork stopper. It is made of TITANIUM, oxidation resistant almost as platinum, extraordinary hardness/weight ratio. It weights about 40% less than steel but with similar resistance. This system will make your flute easier to play at lower notes, and especially the second and third octave sound become warmer and ready.
Footjoint: B foot
Headjoint: “Lectio Tertia” Heavy Handmade Model (Sterling 925 silver) – Warm tone and good timbre. Very flexible between octaves.
Mechanic: Evolved Step2 mechanic. Excellent manufacturing.
Thickness Body: Heavy Wall 0,018''
E-Mechanism: A split E mechanism allows venting only one G key while fingering high E. This facilitates production of the high E and it provides a more stable response. (At request you can order flute without E-mechanism)
Synthetic Pads: HIGH PRECISION STRAUBINGER
These world-renowned pads are made of mostly synthetic materials. The advantage of this is that they do not absorb moisture and as a result do not change shape. This consistency gives the pads a high degree of reliability. Synthetic pads, which are made using a stable plastic base and durable synthetic leather, have been widely adopted as essential components of a high quality Handmade flute. Compared to traditional felt and paper pads that require frequent adjustments, Straubinger pads are more tolerant of environmental change and remain in top playing condition for a longer period of time. Synthetic pads with stabilizer enables the player to achieve a clear response with a more mature, nuanced sound.
Open Holes with Plugs: Central openings are covered by the fingertips when depressed. Students may use temporary plugs to cover the holes in the keys until they master the more precise finger placement needed to play open-hole keys. Some players state that open-hole keys permit louder and clearer sound projection in the flute's lower register. Open holes can be used for effects such as bending and shading, and the player can crack some holes to bring pitch back up when playing softly on high register notes. Playing open holes requires and therefore develops fingering accuracy that is not essential on plateau keys. Some clever trills that make use of the open hole venting for better pitch. Open hole flutes can be used as closed hole by inserting plugs in the holes.
Offset G: The G keys are offset slightly from the rest of the keys, mounted on their own posts, separate from the other keys. A growing number of flutists prefer the comfort and hand position on the offset G flute. (At request you can order flute with IN LINE G)
French Pointed Arms: A key design that connects keys to the rod with a raised, pointed arm which extends to the center of the key. Also referred to as "Styled keys". It gives more strength to the keys.
Engraved Keys: It gives an elegant touch to the flute. Available at request with extra cost.