Powell Sonaré Flutes have been known for years as a dependable, professional sounding step-up flute at a price point to suit the growing player’s needs. Sonare flutes combine a professional Handmade Powell Headjoint with an intermediate flute body. This combination offers the exceptional quality and sound of Powell Flutes at an affordable price. Now, Buffet Crampon and Powell have worked together to produce a brand new Sonare model with some exciting new features!
Powell Flutes’ new Powell Sonaré PS-905 professional flute represents the first instrument in the Powell Sonaré line to be classified as a professional-level flute. Like the other Powell Sonaré flutes, the PS-905 is hand-finished at the Powell factory in Maynard, Massachusetts. It features a sterling silver hand cut Powell Signature II, K Style headjoint with an Aurumite 9K lip plate and crown, sterling silver body, Aurumite 9K barrel (hand-finished at Powell), nickel silver with sterling silver plating mechanism, French open hole design, pointed arms, white gold springs, and a French case with leather cover.
Powell’s exclusive Aurumite 9K material has an exterior layer of 9K Rose Gold with an interior layer of Sterling Silver. The sound is sunny and animated and very responsive. In addition to all of these great features, The Powell Sonare 905 also comes equipped with Straubinger Phoenix pads! If you haven’t heard about these amazing pads, read my previous blog post about them here. Additional options include a low B foot, offset G, C# trill, and split E mechanism.
And guess what–I have one in the shop right now! Check out these beautiful pictures, and call Erin to schedule a time to come try this beautiful, unique instrument.