Nagahara flute headjoint with 95% pure silver tube and lip plate and a 20k (!!) gold extended riser that penetrates the lipplate. This headjoint is made in Nagahara's DA cut, which gives an even flexibility & resistance throughout all registers. It is Nagahara's most popular cut among flutists of all levels, offering a great mixture and balance of warmth, vibrancy, color change, and clear articulation.
About Nagahara headjoints
Nagahara is viewed as a top flute maker among the flute community and a worthy pioneer in the development of the modern flute and headjoints. Enthusiastic and demanding amateurs to the most famous professional flutists play on Nagahara flutes and headjoints, including "The Man With the Golden Flute", Sir James Galway, for which Nagahara developed his own flute.
Kanichi Nagahara is a somewhat strange exception in the flutemakers landscape that is dominated by Japanese and American makers, as he is Japanese but moved to Boston and is now located in the center of American flute making.He began his career as a flute maker in 1977 at Sankyo in Japan, where he learned the art of headjoint production and dedicated himself to research and development within the company. Ten years later, he moved to the US, where he worked for two famous flute brands in Boston. As of 1991, Nagahara works under his own name and has built an impeccable reputation for building flutes, piccolo's and especially headjoints for over 25 years.
Perhaps the fact that Nagahara has closely studied the art and craft of making flutes and flute head joints from both top Japanese makers and top American makers enabled him to create such exceptionally beautiful and enchanting headjoints.
Currently, between five and ten highly skilled people are working in the small factory to produce the Nagahara flutes and piccolo's. However, all headjoints are still fully handmade by grandmaster Kanichi Nagahara himself. Each headjoint is therefore unique and a work of art on its own. We select all Nagahara headjoints separately ourselves after trying them. Our offer is therefore constantly changing, but we can promise you that every Nagahara headjoint is worth a trip to our store.
Features of this Nagahara flute headjoint
- Tube material: Silver (.950)
- Lip plate material: Silver (.950)
- Riser material: 20K Gold
- Crown material: Silver (.950)
- Cut: DA
- Comes in a deluxe wooden case
Buying a flute headjoint at Matthew's Music
Since the same headjoint can play and sound differently on depending on the flute on which it is fitted, and because it is very difficult to capture the characteristics of a headjoint in words, you are welcome to try this Nagahara headjoint in our shop in Edam, 20km North of Amsterdam.
Being a flute specialist, we always have a wide range of flute headjoints of different brands, styles and price ranges available in stock. Our experienced specialists will gladly assist you in the quest for the ideal headjoint that suits you.
Ordering a headjoint online
Do you wish to purchase this Nagahara headjoint online? No problem! We have over a decade experience in shipping instruments to even the most remote locations in the world. The Headjoint will be safely packed, shipped with tracking code and we take full responsibility until it has arrived and you are completely happy with it!
Fitting this Nagahara headjoint to your flute
There are no global standards for the size of the connection between headjoint and flute. Even flutes and headjoints of the same brand will not always fit perfectly. Fortunately, our flute repairman can make almost any headjoint fit your flute. This service is free of charge, but for this we need your flute in our shop to fit.
For questions about this Nagahara flute headjoint please feel free to contact us.