15/85 Body Tubing on the Original Brögger Flute
The newest body tubing available from Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc. is an alloy of 15% gold and 85% silver, a.k.a. 15/85! This Original Brögger Flute is offered in the 15/85 material. This body tubing offers a unique playing and listening experience, emanating from the world-renowned work of Headjoint Maker Rainer Lafin. Mr. Lafin has used this alloy for many years to create his fine headjoints, and now the Drawn Tonehole and Soldered Tonehole Brögger Flutes are available in this same 15/85 material.
Even before the first 15/85 Drawn Tonehole Brögger Flute was complete, we knew there was a strong possibility that the 15/85 material would make a beautiful flute. During the testing process, our staff flutists played the flute extensively, both alone and for each other. Their response was overwhelming…an amazing new Brannen-Cooper flute was born!
This flute offers more than just a silver/gold hybrid experience. It has its own distinct character, best described as providing the ease of playing silver with the rounder, fuller body of playing gold – unusually smooth, flexible, and very responsive. As a participant in our play testing trials, Mr. Lafin said that the 15/85 Flute is “warm and charming;” it has a “secret something” about it.