This page is a comprehensive listing of all specs and options offered on the Soldered Tonehole Brögger Flute. The Drawn Tonehole Brögger Flute, Orchestral Brögger Flute and Kingma System Flute have more standard specs with fewer custom specs and options available. Please see the respective pages for details on standard specs, custom specs, and options available on each line of flutes.
Selecting one of each below determines the base cost of your instrument without a headjoint.
.014" Sterling Silver - light weight
.016" Sterling Silver - medium weight
.018" Sterling Silver - heavy weight
15/85 (15% gold/85%Silver)
10K Rose Gold
14K Rose Gold
19.5K Rose Gold
KEY & MECHANISM TUBING
14K Rose Gold
(Most players feel that the mechanism alloy does not
significantly affect the acoustics of the instrument.)
B/C Convertible footjoint: A cleverly-designed, 3-piece footjoint that can be used as either a B or a C footjoint. It is designed for the flutist who prefers a C footjoint, but sometimes needs a low B.
Half Offset (additional cost)
French (open hole)
Plateau (closed hole)
Brögger Acoustic: A different way of cutting toneholes to produce a more consistent tone quality over the register break. Those who prefer this modification find it creates a freer blowing flute. This modification is always used on gold and platinum flutes, unless we are asked to omit it.
Options available for an additional charge.
Please visit the C# Trill Page for a thorough description.
SPLIT E MECHANISM
An additional mechanism that provides a more secure high E natural and improves its articulation. It does not alter the pitch of any notes. See image above.
LOWER G INSERT
A much less expensive alternative to the Split E mechanism, this insert also provides a more secure high E natural. Some players notice a slight flattening of the A natural in the first and second octaves. See image above.
This roller facilitates movement between the D#, C#, and C keys on the footjoint. See image above.
Why is a soldered tonehole flute considerably more expensive than one with drawn toneholes? To make a soldered tonehole flute, we must first make and stock six different sizes of toneholes. Then, a minimum of 16 toneholes must each be hand-fitted to the flute tube, a considerably time-consuming, and therefore expensive, process. On the other hand, drawn toneholes are all pulled up directly from the flute tube; they require no separate inventory of parts and no hand fitting. This translates into lower production costs.
Please visit the Key Extension Page for a thorough description.
ENGRAVED LIP PLATE & KEYWORK
Please visit the Engraving Patterns Page to see available patterns and learn more about engraving options.