in collaboration with the flutist André Salm of the Bamberg symphonic orchestra, they were ready
to go into serial production in 2019. The headjoints’ cane consists of rose brass (85% copper, 15%
zinc) or red brass (95% copper, 5% zinc). Even Th. Böhm was of the opinion that next to silver,
brass is the best material for the building of metal flutes.
The headjoints have a vintage look. Exceptionally, the embouchure plate is not formed from a silver
plate, it is cast instead, which means that the mouth hole riser doesn’t have to be soldered on. The
headjoints are available with a silver or gold finish or made entirely from precious metal.
Additionally, the mouthpipes are available in different conical types and the mouth hole is available
in 2 different cuts, which allows for an individual selection and adaptation to the player.
Another newly designed feature is the tuning cork which is built into every CK Headjoint. Instead
of a traditional head cork, there is a narrow rubber disc which doesn’t dampen the vibrations from
the pipe as much, allowing for an easier response.
In 2019, the prototype of the CK Flute made from rose brass also appeared.
Known players of CK Headjoints are among others:
André Salm (Bamberg symphonic orchestra)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Krämer
Flute Soloist of the State Philharmonic Nuremberg
F.-A.- University Erlangen-Nürnberg
and many others