Gemeinhardt custom head joints incorporate the most advanced innovations in design and construction to offer flutists a variety of tone colors and resistance levels. Crafted by skilled artisans, these head joints promise outstanding performance when paired with Gemeinhardt flutes. Gemeinhardt offers six distinctive solid silver head joints available in standard or thin walls. Additional features for the solid silver head joints would be a solid gold riser, gold plating, or specialized engraving. Whenever a Gemeinhardt conservatory or professional flute is purchased with a solid silver head joint, it is possible to exchange the head joint at the time of purchase for any other Gemeinhardt solid silver custom head joint at no additional cost.
Head Joints offered:
J1 SP – Offers the least resistance of the silver-plated head joints. It provides an extremely quick response in the low register while retaining a free-blowing high register.
J1 SS – Solid silver head joint that offers the least resistance of the head joints. It provides an extremely quick response in the low register while retaining a free-blowing high register.
H1 – (Discontinued) Is the result of research focusing on the angles of the front and back walls of the embouchure hole. Its ease of response makes it particularly well suited for the beginner, yet it has a rich dynamic tonal palette that the professional can explore.
M1 – (Discontinued) Produces a full, warm sound that is color-balanced throughout all registers without sacrificing quickness of articulation in the lower register.
K1 – (Discontinued) Will offer somewhat more resistance than other Gemeinhardt head joints. As a result, it provides a sound that projects brilliantly. It is extremely responsive in the lower register and lends itself particularly well to very soft playing in the high register.
S1 – (Discontinued) This head joint combines brilliance with a rich dark sound and is capable of superb projection. The response is quick in all registers and extreme dynamic contrasts are readily achievable.
NG1 SS – The NG1 SS is the latest innovation in Gemeinhardt flute head joints. It’s designed for the professional, and yet the modified lip-plate and riser allow the aspiring student the opportunity to begin on a head joint they may play throughout their entire musical career. This flute head joint offers ease of response and articulation that are afforded and accompanied by an uncompromising ability to create the sound, tone, and colors you desire.
NG2 SS – We are proud to introduce to you the newest Gemeinhardt professional head joint. It intertwines what is tried and true in the history of head joint making with the evolving demands of modern flutists. Inside the rich color of every note, a plethora of tonal expressions and possibilities await your exploration.