In May 2008, J. Rainer Lafin of Lörrach, Germany, signed an agreement with Brannen Brothers to have his headjoints made by our fine headjoint makers. Mr. Lafin came to the States and spent significant time training our headjoint makers to craft Lafin Headjoints to his exacting professional standards. These are not Lafin-style headjoints or Brannen-Lafin Headjoints; they are authentic Lafin Headjoints! There is a single style of Lafin Headjoint made with the Adler Wings.
The influence of Albert Cooper and his headjoint style is shared by Brannen-Cooper® and Lafin Headjoints. While Brannen-Cooper® headjoints are based on the research and designs of Albert Cooper, J. Rainer Lafin also worked with Albert Cooper to develop his own signature design. After a period of trial and experimentation, Mr. Lafin began making his own headjoints. To this day, he regularly experiments with new ideas to improve the playing characteristics of his headjoints. As a result, the actual design of Lafin Headjoints changes slightly with some frequency in an ongoing effort to make flutes play even better.
Tubing/Lip Plate/Riser Combinations:
All Lafin headjoints come standard with 14K Rose gold Adler wings and 14K Rose gold riser, platinum riser optional.
Sterling silver tube and lip plate
Sterling silver tube/14K Rose gold lip plate
15% Gold/85% Silver tube/Sterling silver lip plate
15% Gold/85% Silver tube/14K Rose lip plate
14K Rose gold tube, crown, and lip plate
18K Rose gold tube/14K Rose gold crown & lip plate
22K Yellow gold tube/14K Rose gold crown & lip plate
Platinum tube/14K Rose gold crown & lip plate