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Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

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  • 2018 03 08 Pearl Flute 50 years news

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Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Pearl Flutes began 50 years ago as a small group of talented craftsmen with the desire to create instruments of the highest quality and performance. Our spirit of innovation is the guiding philosophy for our company and while five decades have passed, each generation of craftsman has handed down the techniques and expectations for perfection.

We have constantly engaged in the research of flute acoustics, materials, and design to produce the finest instruments available. This standard of seeking the highest level of performance led to the design in 1972 of the Pearl Pinless Mechanism and the truly unique One-Piece Core Bar. The resulting feel, touch, and speed from the Pearl Pinless Mechanism enhances the technical and musical potential for artists of any level.

We’re not just building a flute, we are building an instrument that is an expression and extension of your soul. For 50 years, our passion for sound quality has lead the company to innovate many features that have become the standard to which all others are compared. We look forward to the next 50 years!

Maesta 14K Gold 50th Anniversary Model

14K Gold Headjoint, Body, Rings, and Footjoint
.925 Silver Keys, Drawn Tone Holes, Off-Set


Cantabile 50th Anniversary Model

.970 Silver Headjoint .958 Silver Body and Footjoint
.925 Silver Keys, Drawn Tone Holes, Off-set, Rose Gold Plated Parabolic style Heavy Crown


Quantz 665 50th Anniversary Model

.925 Silver Headjoint with Zircote Lip-plate
Silver Plated Body, Footjoint and Keys

Maesta 14K Gold 50th Anniversary Model

Pearl Gold Maesta flutes have a special tone, and the added features of this commemorative model bring even more color and character to the sound than ever before. The specially hand engraved 14K solid gold head, body, footjoint, and rings are combined with a new compact sterling silver Inner-Bridge mechanism and Opera Series ribbing that will give the player a clear and resonant sound response unlike any other.

Cantabile 50th Anniversary Model

Celebrating our 50th year, our craftsmen have designed a special Cantabile model featuring a .970 Pristine Silver headjoint with .958 Silver body and footjoint, for a beautiful and projecting tone. Special 50th Anniversary hand engraving and Pearl Pinless-Mechanism and One-Piece Core Bar make this an excellent introduction to professional 100% Japanese handmade quality.

Quantz 665 50th Anniversary Model

Zircote wood used on the lip plate has a very earthy and luxurious tonal response that stands apart from all other Pearl Flute headjoint options and is especially appealing for use in world, period, and jazz genres. Pearl Pinless-Mechanism and One-Piece Core Bar construction with Special 50th Anniversary engraving complete the model features of this unique instrument.

MATERIALS

 Gold 10K,14K,18K
 .970 Silver
 .958 Silver
 .925 Silver
 Nickel Silver
50th Anniversary Special Models
Maesta 14K Gold

14K gold headjoint, body, Rings and footjoint, .925 silver Keys

Cantabile

.970 silver headjoint, .958 silver body and footjoint, .925 silver keys

Quantz 665

.925 silver headjoint w/Zircote lip-plate, silver plated body, footjoint and keys

SPECS

 
MODEL
 
TONE HOLE
Maesta 14K Gold
MD14KRBE/50A

Off-set, Ring key, B-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
Cantabile
CD958R-970/50A

In-line, Ring key, C-foot

Drawn
 
CD958E-970/50A

Off-set, Covered key, C-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
 
CD958RE-970/50A

Off-set, Ring key, C-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
 
CD958RB-970/50A

In-line, Ring key, B-foot

Drawn
 
CD958RBE-970/50A

Off-set, Ring key, B-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
Quantz 665
665R-W/50A

In-line, Ring key, C-foot

Drawn
 
665E-W/50A

Off-set, Covered key, C-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
 
665RE-W/50A

Off-set, Ring key, C-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn
 
665RB-W/50A

In-line, Ring key, B-foot

Drawn
 
665RBE-W/50A

Off-set, Ring key, B-foot, E-mechanism

Drawn

 

Source: Pearl Flute