Used Powell Signature Series Flute
Handmade in the USA | Solid Silver Head, Body & Keys
The Handmade Powell Signature Series flute is the most economically priced handmade solid sterling silver flute available. The Powell Signature is handmade completely in Powell’s flute workshop in Maynard, Massachusetts. Being made in the USA was always at the heart of the Powell Signature Series flute line. Through the years, the line has evolved to offer a truly unique value in the flute market by offering players an American made, all sterling silver professional flute at an unmatched price.
About this Used Powell Signature Flute
This used Powell Signature Series Flute is serial number SIG-1474. It was sold by our shop brand new in 2006 by a local professional who used it sparingly as he was a doubler. The flute has only been serviced in our Straubinger Certified shop for its whole life and is in excellent condition. Specifications are as follows:
Used Powell Signature Series Flute Serial SIG-1474
|Headjoint||Original Solid Silver Powell Signature Series – made in the USA by Powell|
|Body Material||Solid Silver – made in the USA by Powell|
|Keys||Solid Silver, Pointed Arm, Handmade by Powell|
|Footjoint||Low B Foot|
|High E Assitance||High E Facilitator, Crescent Style|
|Case||Deluxe Case with Leather Case Cover|
Every Powell Signature Series Flute that we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup on your flute is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, an instrument (regardless of who the manufacturer or the price point is) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours!
This is why we performed our setup in our professional, Straubinger Certified shop on this used Powell Signature Series Flute 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 Signature Series 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 Signature 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.