David Chu Headjoints

Mopane Headjoint #213

Mopani (Colophospermum mopane) is a very hard and heavy wood that grows in Africa. The color is reddish-brown, interspersed with thin, dark veins; darkens with age. It works relatively easy and takes a good finish. This headjoint produces a loud and impressive tone.


Grenadilla Headjoint #204

Grenadilla (Dalbergia melanoxylon), or African blackwood, is a classic wood of choice for making Boehm flutes. It is a very dense wood and easy to turn, carve, file and cut. Its grain structure is very tight and a smooth finish can be achieved quickly by sanding. The bore is sealed, but there is no finish on the outside of grenadilla headjoints. The oil from the player’s hands would eventually be absorbed into the wood and gives it a fine sheen. The color of grenadilla ranges from black to a dark chocolate brown. The sound is strong with rich resonance and warmth, does not thin out in the high register, and generally has a deep quality.



Headjoint Case $110