Briccialdi Student Model Flute 203
DR TOOT Brass & Woodwind Specialist are proud to present a brand new Briccialdi flute “Student Model 203” from Italy directly.
“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.
Although this is their Student Model flute, it has many professional features not found on other student model flutes. It's been a very popular Student Model flutes since we have imported in September 2017. Our customers, who purchased the flute, have found that the flute is free blowing, has a great tone, and excellent tuning.
Materials: German silver plated keys, headjoint, body and foot joint
Drawn and Rolled Tone Holes: Constructed from the flute tube itself. The flute has slightly less metal and weight than a flute with soldered tone holes.
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: C foot
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.
Pads: Italian Pisoni Deluxe J Yellow pads – double yellow bladder, pressed felt special treatment.
Pad Resonators: Similar to these found on Muramatsu, Sankyo, Miyazawa and other professional flutes.
Open Holes with Plugs: Central openings are covered by the fingertips when depressed. Students may use temporary plugs (supplied) 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 backup 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.
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.
Angled G# Key: Similar to Muramatsu flutes.
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 as "Styled keys". It gives more strength to the keys.
Made in Italy
All flutes are pre-checked and tested by our flute specialist, Taka - Please click here to listen to the sound.
Manufacture Warranty: 2 years against manufacturing defects.
Service Warranty: 1 year by DR TOOT including a complimentary Gold Service (full service)
Comes with a French style case with carry bag with strap, a cleaning rod, a cleaning gauze and a cleaning cloth.