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|Solid 943 silver head (seamed) and body (0.43 wall thickness), 925 silver keys with open holes, drawn tone holes, semi offset g & d, split E and B-foot with Gyzmo in wooden case with black zipped cover, wooden cleaning rod, gauze and micro fibre polishing cloths|
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MO-041REHAG943S(0.43)SOSG&D - PRODUCT CODE: MO-041REHAG943S
The Rolls Royce amongst flutes, Mateki has unrivalled quality of workmanship and even from the bottom of tthen range instrument you can feel the difference in the action, which is as precise a Swiss clock. The quality of sound is as beautiful as you would expect from a solid silver flute. Mateki in Japanese means "Magic Flute" and that's no coincidence. The higher grade 943 silver gives the flute more depth and a darker sound particularly with a seemed head and the 0.43 wall thickness (heavy) this results in a mellow yet very powerful sound. Apart from the obvious advantage of the precision these flutes are made with (even the back of keys that are never seen have a mirror finish and every key is like a piece of jewellery) they have the most flexible sound that is not flavoured and that allows you to make the most of your own personal timbre and colours. The semi offset g makes it much easier for the ring finger to cover the holes and not being quite as extreme as a fully offset g it is perfect for both players with longer fingers or players who like in line g flutes without loosing the mechanical advatage of being on a separate axle. It places the hand in a perfect position and also feels more balanced in relation to the g# key. The semi offset d was an idea of Thomas Pinschof and brings the cup a little further around the tube so that the finger is not as likely to slip off the back of the hole when the "pinkie" is sliding around between the four keys on tthe foot joint; this is a tremendous improvement reducing tensions in the right hand due to being a more ergonomic design. The B-foot takes the shrillness out of high registre making the flute a little darker in tone, which is obviously an advantage and with the Gyzmo key the top c becomes much easier and in tune.