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|Solid Sterling silver with Platinum Riser, drawn tone holes, pointed arms, open holes, semioffset g&d, split E combined c#-g/a trill and B-foot with split Gyzmo in wooden case with black leather cover, wooden cleaning rod, gauze and microre polishing cloths|
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MO051PTRSRSOSG&DEHSG/A-C#SPITGYZ - PRODUCT CODE: MO051PTRSRSOSG&
The Rolls Royce amongst flutes, Mateki has unrivalled quality of workmanship and even from the bottom of the range instrument you can feel the difference in the action, which is as precise a Swiss clock. With drawn tone holes the silver is worked under which makes it harder and gives 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 Platinum riser gives the flute a more brilliant tone with tremendous power and a super fast response in staccato. 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 combined g/a-c# trill is an invention of Thomas Pinschof and combines the advantages of both these additional trillkeys into the one, whilst eliminating the need for two toneholes that open and close at the same time. The b-c# trill is better in tune than on the normal g/a trill whilst the key position is the same as for the standard g/a trill, next to the first trill key and the most annoying key next to the b-flat lever that is required for the c# trill is finally gone! 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. The split Gyzmo is an even better solution and was designed by Thomas Pinschof to allow the separate action of the low B-key with the Gyzmo but at the same the low B-roller closes both the c and c# holes giving a much mor secure low B, without the need of "flat-footing" with the pinkie to close all three toneholes. Every B-foot should have this simple yet extremely useful mechanism.