Ellen Ramsey Flute Service
Ellen Ramsey Flute Service

Handmade Custom Flutes

Flutes are handmade to exacting specifications by Powell's skilled artisans.  They are available in a variety of precious metals and options of your choice.

All handmade custom flutes are crafted with pinless mechanism and feature Straubinger Pads.


Pricing is given for flutes with B Foot and includes a headjoint of like body tubing metal.  Please let us know if you prefer a C Foot. 

Sterling Silver body and mechanism with soldered tone holes   $14,260
Aurumite 14K body, Sterling mechanism with soldered tone holes            $16,220
Ruby Aurumite (14K Gold on the outside), Sterling Silver Mechanism, Soldered Tone holes   $19,480
*Below instruments - call or email to set up trial*     
9k Rose Gold   $22,770
10k Yellow Gold   $24,380
14k Rose or White Gold   $28,410
19.5k Rose Gold   $35,720
Platinum   $43,690
Grenadilla Wood    $14,300

Flute Options

Handmade Custom Flutes are available with silver or gold mechanism and many custom key options.


Tubing Thickness .014 (thin), .016 (meduim), .018 (thick) no charge  
Powell Pinless Mechanism no charge  
G keys:  offset or in-line no charge  
C# trill





D# roller $240 silver $340 gold
Split E





G Disc $90  
Key engraving $2,550  
Embouchure plate engraving $320-530  
Piccolo Split E $530 silver $650 gold
Pitch (A-440, A-442, A-444) no charge  


Headjoints and options


Powell headjoints are made in four different cuts: Soloist, Philharmonic, Lumina, and Venti. We carry many of all different cuts and different metal tubings in stock, and will special order for trials at no obligation to you.


The Philharmonic is the iconic Powell sound; rich, deep, and intriguing. Offering the most resistance of all our styles, the Philharmonic features a broad, smooth lip place reminiscent of the Louis Lot flutes. This style offers an etensive palatte of colors which are perfect for blending with other instrument families in a symphony orchestra.


With a wide range of dynamics and characteristics, the Soloist is the sports car of headjoints. Sleek and simple with its narrow, curved lip plate, this style is incredibly flexible. Designed for the player who demands precision and performance. 


The powerhouse of our headjoint offerings, the Venti style combines the response of the Soloist with the richness of the Philharmonic. This style has a broad lip plate with a steep front angle, producing fantastic response and projection. 


Our newest style of headjoint, the Lumina has style and panache. Supple yet responsive, it moves quickly throughout the range with little effort. This headjoint's clean and energetic sound is the perfect complement to our more classic styles. 

Handmade Custom Sterling Silver   $1,560
Handmade Custom 14K Aurumite   $2,620
Handmade Custom Ruby Aurumite   $4,020
Handmade Custom 14k Rose Gold    $7,320
14K lip plate upgrade from silver    $1,440
14K wall (riser) upgrade from silver    $690
18k lip plate upgrade from silver    $1,860
18k wall (riser) upgrade from silver    $880
Platinum wall (riser) upgrade from gold    $960
Platinum wall (riser) upgrade from silver    $1,650
Wings: added to above headjoint price              $320 silver $650 gold
Handmade Conservatory Flutes    
Sterling Silver body (.016 and .018 tubing available)   $8,860
Aurumite 9K (.016 tubing)  


     Add split E $800  
     Add C# trill $800  
     Add D# roller $240  
Aurumite 9k headjoint only $1,910  

The Aurumite 9K body has an exterior of 9K rose gold and an interior of sterling silver.  All Conservatory flues are made of .016" tubing, and have the following features: 10K gold springs, drawn tone holes, A-442 or A-444 pitch, in line or offset G, Straubinger pads, Powell pinless mechanism, G disc, leather case cover, and choice of Handmade Custom headjoint.




Signature Flutes


Sterling Silver body and mechanism

Retail $7,720

Our price


     Add split E


     Add C# trill


     Add 14K wall


All Signature flutes are made of sterling silver with .016" tubing, 10K gold springs, drawn tone holes, A-442 pitch, in line or offset G, Straubinger pads, French cups, G disc (unless Split E is ordered) French Style case, leather case cover and Signature II handcut headjoint.  





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