Gemeinhardt 33OSHBC1 Crusader Flute

Price: $1,685.00


A new professional flute by Gemeinhardt that's hand assembled and finished by experienced artisans dedicated to creating instruments of incomparable quality and enduring beauty. This model also features treated unbleached professional pads and a heavier crown. The new C1 Galway Crusader sterling silver and platinum blended alloy headjoint is now available with this instrument. Includes 5 Year Warranty

    Sterling silver C1 Galway Crusader headjoint with Sterling Silver Plus enhanced with Platinum lip plate and riser
    Silver-plated body and B footjoint
    French (open hole) keys
    Offset G
    Pointed key arms
    Under adjusting screws
    Felt on tails
    Lucien deluxe professional pads
    Supplied in leather case and cover
    5 Year Warranty

    Headjoint: Crusader (C1)
    Head tube: Sterling silver standard wall (.016)
    Lip plate and riser: Proprietary blend of platinum and "Gemeinhardt’s Sterling Silver Plus"

The Galway Crusader C1 model headjoint kicks off the series with a design Gemeinhardt carefully constructed to Sir James Galway’s exacting specifications. Through the latest technological advancements, Gemeinhardt is able to replicate the headjoint design for each and every headjoint produced. The inconsistencies of the hand making process are taken out of the equation, and the flutist’s expectations for high quality sound production are guaranteed in every headpiece.

Although he is as busy as ever on the International Concert Scene, Sir James says that his passion now lies in music education - and that is the legacy he wants to leave behind.

"I consider myself a crusader. I've spent all these years in the battlefield, so to speak, and now I want to teach these kids how to fight. Music gives you an extra colour in your education, when kids are learning music at school, it gives them their own voice. More importantly than that, it teaches them comradeship, the importance of playing together and pulling together to make moments of great intensive beauty."
~Sir James Galway