Can a flute be both dark and brilliant? The SquareONE can!
Like a black star sapphire, the SquareONE melds these seemingly opposite qualities with unique results. When you open one of our SquareONE's tone holes, you give your air column a straight edge at which to vent.
This easy, undistorted venting gives SquareONE its full, rich sound and vibrant presence. And the accuracy with which this straight edge determines the length of each note's air column creates the SquareONE's brilliance, its super easy speech, and stunningly fast and clean articulation.
The lower notes, in particular, benefit by having the largest tone holes possible without compromising the structure of the tube. By not "cutting corners," the foot joint tone holes are able to vent significantly more air than their round counterparts--up to twenty-seven percent more.
The SquareONE concert flutes come in two distinct models, the Standard Professional and the Custom Professional.
The SquareONE SP, our 'Standard Professional' is a handcrafted medium-wall (.016") sterling silver flute with soldered tone holes. A-442 is the only available pitch and it is made to the Lopatin Scale. The SP features a simpler key-work design and stainless steel springs, with Y arms rather than the very labor-intensive pointed arms. It comes with a number of the most popular options, such as open holes, a C# trill key, and a B-foot with gizmo. There is a choice of either inline or offset G keys. Available options at an additional price are a split-e mechanism (available only on offset G flutes), or a lower g insert.
Standard Professional model with sterling silver head joint: $11,500.00
B Foot with Gizmo
Open-holed Y arms
Stainless Steel Springs
C# Trill Key
Standard Professional without a head joint: $10,500.00
Split E Mechanism - add $800.00
(available only on offset G model)
High E Facilitator - add $85.00
Our 'Custom' SquareONE flutes are offered with a wide range of options to ensure that your flute is built with precisely the combination of features you want and need. We allow you to choose your metal combination (sterling, gold, or platinum); plateau vs. open hole keywork; inline or offset G keys; pitch (440, 442, or 444); a "stripped down" version or one loaded with extra features. The Custom Professional SquareONE features pointed arm detail work along with white gold springs, and the tone holes are applied with gold-germanium solder.
With the volatility of the precious metals market, please call for a specific quote regarding the prices of anything beyond the current listing for sterling flutes.
Sterling Silver SquareONE with sterling silver head joint:
with C Footjoint: $12,500.00
with B Footjoint: $13,300.00
without head joint: subtract $1,000
Available Sterling Silver options:
C# Trill Key: $650.00
Split E Mechanism: $875.00
High-E Facilitator: $85.00
D# Roller: $150.00
Please Specify (at no additional charge):
French or Plateau Model
Inline or Offset G Keys
Silver Tube Thickness: 0.014" (thin), 0.016" (standard), 0.018" (heavy)
Pitch: (A=440, A=442, A=444)
B Footjoints have gizmo key unless otherwise indicated.