Powell Sonare 501 Intermediate Flute Open Hole With Offset G - Rose Gold-Plated Lip Plate

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US$ 2,578.31
US$ 3,017.00
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Concert Flute
Body material
Nickel Silver
Manufacturer part number
Case/gig bag
French-style Hardshell Case with Cover
Sterling Silver
Key type
French (open hole)
Key system
Offset G
Lip plate
Rose Gold-plated
Key arms
Y-arms Keys
Tone holes
Traditional Pinned

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An Incredible Step-up Flute from Powell

The Sonaré 501 flute is a player’s gateway into the world of advanced flutes and, as the manufacturer so lovingly describes it, “the beginning of your obsession with the Powell Sound.” This stunning intermediate instrument is a favorite among flutists here at Sweetwater. Its hand-cut sterling silver headjoint delivers a pure, light tone that’s easier for younger players to produce. It also boasts a striking look, courtesy of an Aurumite 9K lip plate and a silver-plated finish. Also worth noting is the Sonaré 501’s stunning keywork, which sits comfortably in the player’s hands and responds well to all the subtleties of their playing. With the Powell Sonaré 501 intermediate flute, advancing players will reach new heights in their playing.

Related Videos: 501 Intermediate Flute Open Hole with Offset G - Rose Gold-plated Lip PlateStunning hand-assembled keywork

The Sonaré 501 exhibits stunning keywork that is laid out in a comfortable offset G key system, with silver-plated French-style open keys covering drawn tone holes, elgiloy springs, and sturdy Y-arms. Additionally, the Sonaré 501’s hand-assembled keys are fitted with traditional felt pads, which are reliable, responsive, and provide noise-free operation. Paired with Powell’s patented tone hole extrusion technique, the Sonaré 501’s keywork delivers an impressively consistent and smooth playing experience. The Powell 501 flute also includes a B footjoint with a gizmo key, extending its range to accommodate the needs of advancing players.

Hand-cut sterling silver Signature II headjoint

Beautiful tone starts with the headjoint. Developing players ready to upgrade their sound will delight in the capabilities of the Signature II headjoint. Made from solid sterling silver, and with a sterling silver lip plate to boot, this headjoint delivers the sweet, sonorous tone advancing flute players crave. What's more, the lip plate features a stunning Aurumite 9K rose gold plating that gives this flute an alluring appearance. The hand-cut embouchure hole also optimizes airflow to help young players produce a rich, full-bodied sound that responds easily to their playing.

Powell Flutes: a legacy of artistry and innovation

Powell Flutes began as a true labor of love. In 1910, jeweler Verne Q. Powell fashioned himself a silver flute with silver sourced from silver dollars, watch casings, and spoons. This impressive display of metalworking inadvertently launched his career as a flute maker. In 1926, he founded his own company and quickly earned a reputation for building the finest-quality French flutes. Indeed, Powell Flutes took the industry by storm and became quickly embraced by flutists from around the world. In the years since, Powell Flutes has been distinguished by constant innovation. They created the first all-14k gold flute and the one-and-only 14k white gold flute; they designed a platinum flute for the 1939 World’s Fair. They were the first company to manufacture a Cooper Scale flute. Powell Flutes patented their own alloy, Auramite, and developed a groundbreaking method for extruding tone holes. The company also holds the title for having built the only handmade flute to have been played in space! To this day, Powell’s legacy of artistry and innovation endures with every hand-finished flute that emerges from their factory in Maynard, Mass.

Powell Sonaré 501 Intermediate Flute Features:
  • Sterling silver Signature II headjoint delivers a pure and light tone
  • Aurumite 9K rose gold-plated lip plate
  • Durable silver-plated body for long-lasting playability
  • Hand-assembled silver-plated keys are effortless to play
  • Open-hole keys with comfortable offset G key configuration
  • Durable elgiloy springs
  • B footjoint extends the lower range of the instrument
  • Traditional felt pads have a responsive, noiseless action
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