Original Brögger Flute: Soldered Toneholes
Brögger Mekanik, Soldered Toneholes, and Pisoni Pads
See Specs and Options Page for more information.
Body Tubing: Sterling Silver (.014", .016", .018"), 15/85 (15% Gold/85% Silver), 10K Rose Gold, 14K Rose Gold, 14K White Gold, 19.5K Rose Gold, Platinum
Footjoints: B foot, Convertible B/C foot, C foot, D foot
Model: French or Plateau
G Keys: Inline, Offset, or Half Offset
Pitch: A-440, A-442, A-444, or A-444
Acoustic: Brögger or Traditional
Options: C# Trill, Split E Mechanism, Insert in Lower G, D# Roller, Half-closing Thumb Key
The Soldered Tonehole Brögger Flute is the cornerstone of the Original Brögger Flute and of all the Brannen-Cooper® Flutes. It has the Brögger Mekanik, our signature pinless mechanism, the most highly regarded pinless mechanism on the market today! Flutists immediately notice and appreciate the responsive, smooth action of its keys. The toneholes are individually cut and precision soldered onto the body tubing to ensure maximum depth of sound, projection, and tone colors from the flute.
More About the Brögger Mekanik
The Brögger Mekanik is our signature pinless mechanism and a major mechanical modification developed by the Danish flutemaker, Johan Brögger. It solves two problems inherent in the traditional Boehm System flute:
• Misadjustment between certain keys in the “main line” - D to F#, E to F#, A to Bb; and
• Binding between the G and Bb keys on inline flutes.
These problems are solved using a patented pinless mechanism of bridges and full-size back connectors for the “main line” keys. The result is a much quieter flute with far less friction between and wear to its moving parts.
There are three distinctions or hallmarks of the Brögger Mekanik. First, the flutemaker can now independently regulate the spring tension of each key. The result is a more fluid feeling mechanism with spring tensions customized to a player's unique touch. Second, the adjustments are far more stable, resulting in less maintenance over the life of the flute. Less maintenance translates to both time and cost savings, along with the reliability required of an instrument for a professional career. Third, the strength of the mechanism is significantly increased, which is most appreciated during an accident. Our 30 years of experience with the Brögger Mekanik proves that, when dropped, the flute is far less damaged than a traditional Boehm flute would be.
The Soldered Tonehole Brögger Flute offers the greatest number of options available on a Brannen-Cooper® Flute. We have designed and built an incredible variety of other options at the request of individual customers. If the option you would truly like to have is not listed, please call to discuss your needs with us.