- State/Province: Nebraska
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 68113
- Price Negotiable: Yes
- Expires: 164 days, 11 hours
Handmade-Professional Sankyo Prima 5k Gold Flute with Sterling Silver Keys, serial #82601. All the bells and whistles plus some.
0.38 Tubing, Pitched at A=442,Open Hole, Off-set G with Split E Mechanism, C# Trill, “Angled-Cluster” (Ergonomically Better) B foot with Gizmo and Double Rollers (D# & C# keys) with larger key area (betters right-hand position for ease of playing), Pointed Key Arms, Extruded Tone Holes, 5k Gold Rings, Ribs and Posts, Sankyo patented cork system in headjoint.
A gem! Rich in overtones, with extremely secure pitch and an immediate response to any kind of articulation. Excellent, smooth mechanism for very fast playing and articulation.
The 5k Gold body has a beguiling warmth and yet provides super flexibility and agility usually found in a silver body. The very pronounced possibilities of the dynamic range of this flute are a major point of interest, as it seems there is no limit to how hard it can be pushed, without the notes cracking. Amazing power behind this flute. The extreme pianissimo is equally available.
For an instrumentalist who wishes to have flute that does not require huge amounts of warm-up, and refocussing on a daily basis, this is the right flute…as it has a ready-to-go feeling, from the first note one plays on it.
The playing qualities can only be described as vocal, as there is a rich, strong core to the sound, and shimmering vibrato that springs very naturally from the center of the tonal palette.
The pads are in excellent playing condition. This flute is in superb condition and ready for any professional! Sankyo Prima Flutes are notorious for their stability from the point of view of repairs, so it will prove to be low-maintenance, yet high performance instrument!
In excellent condition, with no dings, dents or scratches.
An equivalent of this flute today is no longer made with all special features or in 5K.
Closest would be 10K at $22K.
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