Used Powell Handmade Conservatory Flute
Handmade in the USA | Solid Silver Head, Body & Keys
The Handmade Conservatory Powell flute is a true professional handmade flute offering players exceptional tone, performance and value. These flutes offer the quality of a true professional top end flute but are designed to fit better in to players’ budgets, similar to the old “Commercial” models. For this reason, when a Used Powell Handmade Conservatory becomes available, it is quite a sought after value!
About this Used Powell Handmade Conservatory Flute
This used Powell Handmade Conservatory Flute is serial number CHM-0145. It was sold by our shop brand new in 2002 to a player who used it sparingly and kept it in overall great condition. We have completely serviced this flute in our Straubinger Certified shop to ensure that it is in excellent playing condition! The flute has Straubinger pads throughout. Full Specifications are as follows:
Used Powell Handmade Conservatory Flute Serial CHM-0145
|Manufacture Date||April 30, 2002|
|Headjoint||Original Solid Sterling Silver – Boston Cut|
|Body Material||Solid Silver – .016″ Tube|
|Keys||Solid Silver – Gen 1 Pinned Mechanism|
|Footjoint||Low B Foot|
|High E Assitance||High E Facilitator, Crescent Style|
|Case||Deluxe Case with Leather Case Cover|
Generation 1 Pinned Mechanism
The first generation of the Handmade Conservatory featured a traditional pinned mechanism. Powell has since moved the Conservatory flute line in to a Pinless mechanism. This flute is the original 1st generation design.
This flute has been setup in our professional, Straubinger Certified shop before making it available it to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your flute setup flawlessly!
High E-Facilitator vs. Split E Mechanism
Both of these options assist flutists with high E. Generally, we recommend to customers to use the High E Facilitator whenever the option is available (which is what this flute is equipped with). This mechanism is inserted in to the 2nd G tonehole and assists in response on high E without the need for any additional key mechanism.
While a Split E mechanism (only available on Off-Set G models from Powell) also assists on this note, we find that it adds more mechanical complexity to the flute, thus allowing for the potential of more adjustment issues. This used Powell Handmade Conservatory is setup as an inline G with the High E Facilitator giving the player the performance assistance without the risk of adjustment issues or the added cost of the split E.
This flute is setup with authentic Straubinger pads (the new Conservatory Series has switched to the Pisoni S-2 for a cost savings). The Straubinger pads are the highest level pad in the industry and bring out the most performance potential from the flute. Straubinger pads require a significantly more skilled and trained technician in order to adjust and regulate the flute. Kessler & Sons Music is a Straubinger Certified shop and has 3 fully trained technicians who have been trained how to properly handle and work on professional flutes and the higher end pads associated with them.