Get Professional Quality and Elegance with the Burkart Professional 9k Gold Flute
The Burkart Professional model is handmade with the same custom built keys found on the Elite model. As of February, 2013, all Professional flutes are crafted with Burkart’s micro-Link™ pinless mechanism. This flute has drawn tone holes. The drawn tone hole is extruded from the material of the body tube. The Professional flute is only available in B Foot and A=442.
The Burkart Professional model is handmade with the same custom built keys found on the Elite model.
Burkart Flute Scale
James Phelan developed the scale that is the cornerstone of all Burkart flutes. Mathematically derived, it is known for evenness and stability of pitch.
Sleek, felt bumpers regulate and quiet the key action.
The response and stability of these pads enhance the beauty of the sound in all environments.
Burkart’s™ Micro-Link fully-pinless Mechanism
An improvement upon all previous pinless mechanisms, this innovative architecture provides stability with two solid 14K white gold rods, reduces weight, and allows the transfer of motion to be very close to the main axle of the keys. By design, the keys are easy to remove for maintenance and adjustments. The simple elegance of Burkart's micro-Link mechanism results in equally light spring tension throughout, stable and balanced response for both the right and left hands, and lightning-fast action.
Precision Keys and Arms
To play its best a flute’s pads must cover perfectly. With this in mind, each Burkart key cup is cut from solid gold or silver, leaving a flat internal surface for pads. The cup perfectly centers the flute pad, delivering added stability to the padding system.
Stainless Steel Rods
All Burkart flutes are built using three different types of specially alloyed stainless steel rods. These rods resist flexing, distortion, and corrosion. The system reduces friction and gives the player more hours of maintenance-free play.
The slide from D# to each of the three lowest notes of the flute is unmatched for comfort and ease in the Burkart key design. Length, shaping, and position of the G# lever minimizes fatigue in the left hand.
The flutist’s thumb and little fingers work hard. The thumb key and lever are angled to lie under an unstrained left-hand position. The sculpted curves of the key make the slide from B to Bb effortless.
M2 Model Headjoint
This unique style is Lillian Burkart’s™ most innovative. The air stream is quickly excited and the player achieves exceptional response and projection. The embouchure shape focuses the tone, resulting in an energetic and direct sound. This style provides a distinctive resonating core throughout all three registers of the flute. The M2 model produces a robust tone and an unprecedented dynamic range.
- French Pointed Arms
- Open Holes
- Gold Springs
- G Donut (High-E Faciltator)
- Gizmo Key
- Offset G Keys
- B Foot
- C# Trill Key
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details