Sterling Silver Concert Flute with B Footjoint [SI Series]
- 1,000.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
This beautiful sterling silver concert flute offers an exceptional playing experience. Built to last, this flute is the perfect long term investment for flute players who want to expand their flute playing.
The B foot joint brings added weight to the design, offering a rich, warm tone with plenty of depth. The keys and mechanism are highly responsive, allowing you to soar effortlessly through each register on this well balanced, resonant instrument.
This stunning flute responds instantly to the player's touch, breath and intent, allowing your musicality to shine through and offering a superb playing experience. You won't want to put it down!
Features of the McNeela Sterling Silver Concert Flute
- 17 hole
- Open holes (sold with tone hole plugs)
- Sterling silver headjoint, body and keys
- B footjoint
- Offset G
- Split E mechanism
- Rich, warm tone
- Highly responsive keys
- Beautifully crafted wooden hard case with velvet lining
- Premium leather carry case
Boehm System Flute FAQ:
- What is a B footjoint?
A B foot joint extends the range of the flute and means that this flute can play a low B in addition to the standard C# and C♮. The lowest note you can play with this foot joint attached to the flute is the note B3. Whether you play in an orchestra or are exploring solo repertoire, advanced flute players will frequently come across musical passages that require this low B.
The additional weight typically alters a flute's resonant characteristics, adding depth to the lower register as well as an overall mellowing of the tone, including in the upper register. If you’re an advanced student who's serious about your flute playing then a B footjoint is the next step for you.
- What is an offset G?
A flute with an offset G means the G key, operated by the left ring finger, is off centre and not in line with other keys. Because this finger is shorter than the middle finger it is more comfortable and ergonomic for this key to be offset, making it easier to reach, than if the key was inline (keys all in a straight line). This makes an instrument with an offset G key easier to operate for players with smaller hands.
- What is a split E mechanism?
A split E mechanism increases the stability of the flute's third register E, helping to produce a stronger tone and improving intonation, and making the note easier to produce by closing certain keys on the flute.
- What is the benefit of open holes?
Open holes achieve several things. They offer the player a greater tonal variation, allowing for the playing of micro tones, multi phonics and slides - techniques which commonly feature in contemporary or jazz music. It is typically recommended flute players move to an open hole flute from Grade 6 upwards. Closed holes are preferable for beginner to intermediate flute players. The McNeela Open Hole Concert Flute comes with tone hole plugs to facilitate players making the transition.
Good to Know:
- 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your flute. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
- If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
- Priority Shipping Worldwide.
- If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)