A Quick Introduction

The Gemeinhardt story begins with Kurt Gemeinhardt, a fourth generation flute maker. He was born in Markneukirchen, Germany, a region with two centuries of instrument making tradition, and served an apprenticeship under his father. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Kurt left Germany to work his trade in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he crafted handmade flutes for the world’s most prestigious musicians. While in Switzerland his fame as the foremost creator of quality hand-crafted musical instruments spread worldwide. Read more…

Galway Crusader

The Galway Crusader C1 model headjoint kicks off the series with a design Gemeinhardt carefully constructed to Sir James Galway’s exacting specifications.


Browse our line of woodwind instruments to find flute, piccolo, saxophone and clarinet models and specs.


Ali Ryerson, Ernesto Fernandez, Shawn “Thunder” Wallace, Maraca, Peter Verhoyen, and more…

Our Instruments


From student flutes, intermediate flutes, to professional flutes, all have precise craftsmanship with exceptional tone and quality.


Exceptionally beautiful and durable, these piccolos offer a clear, brilliant sound with extraordinary projection qualities.


These feature an ABS plastic material and a bore design that maintains the focus of the sound quality throughout all registers and all dynamic ranges.


Designed and constructed with the discerning professional’s expectations in mind, and at a level of affordability pleasing to the novice player.