diMEDICI JF1011 SRBEA STERLING SILVER FLUTE
The Pinnacle of JUPITER Hand Made Flute Craftsmanship
COMPLETE WITH D1 & D4 HAND FINISHED STERLING SILVER HEADJOINTS
With the diMedici series, Jupiter have confirmed their commitment to preserving the traditional handcrafted features that have defined the best in flute manufacturing and incorporating that thinking into a range of instruments that are on par with the world’s best hand made flutes.
This is the diMedici 1011 SRBEA hand made flute. The handwork that has gone into this magnificent diMedici flute rivals that of the most expensive instruments in the world. Hand made from the highest quality .925 Sterling Silver, the diMedici 1011 SRBEA features hand engraved keys and comes with two hand finished .925 Sterling Silver Head Joints.
Jupiter are acknowledged as a leading Global manufacturer of Brass and Woodwind instruments. Their flutes in particular are held in very high regard.
Years of research and development have gone into perfecting the diMedici scale and mechanism design. The diMedici scale and mechanism design is unique in that it preserves the aesthetics of a classic instrument by retaining features such as keys with sculpted French pointed arms.
The adoption of such classic features is not without challenges however. For example, one of the challenges faced by the highly skilled diMedici artisans in crafting a key with French pointed arms is that the key must have a perfectly seated pad or the aesthetic has no meaning. Exceptional care has also been taken to accurately cut and shape headjoints and precisely adjust the mechanisms.
The diMedici selection of hand finished Sterling Silver (.925) headjoints offers the player great flexibility to personalise their sound.
This diMedici 1011 SRBEA flute is furnished with two .925 Sterling Silver Headjoints – a D1 in the same case as the body and a D4, valued at $799 alone, in its own compact carry case.
THE diMEDICI D1 SOLID STERLING SILVER HEADJOINT
The D1 is diMedici’s standard cut and has been designed to provide a comfortable response. Crafted from .925 Sterling Silver, the D1 provides resistance to achieve a wide variety of tonal colors with ease, especially in the low register.
THE diMEDICI D4 SOLID STERLING SILVER HEADJOINT
The diMedici D4 has been designed with a deeper undercut with the tube tapered to a slightly smaller crown. The .925 Sterling Silver D4 provides a more powerful tone and volume,
particularly in the high register, yet maintains excellent stability and uniformity. Valued at $799 when ordered seperately, the D4 is capable of producing the modern tonality preferred for certain contemporary compositions.
THE diMEDICI 1011 SRBEA – OPEN HOLES
Open holes are the first sign of an intermediate/professional model instrument. This diMedici 1011 flute has holes in the keys where the flautist puts their fingers, similar to the keys of a clarinet or oboe. The challenge for an inexperienced player is that the flute will not play correctly if these holes are not covered. If this is your first experience with an open hole flute, a set of removable nylon plugs are included to fill the holes. Open holes may encourage better hand position, which can help improve technique as well as reduce wrist pain.
THE diMEDICI 1011 SRBEA – B FOOT
The B Foot, also known as the Low B Footjoint, features a longer tube with an extra key. This key extends the Flute’s range from low C to low B. The added mass of the extra tube and key weight tends to harness the shrillness of the high register. While the low B is being increasingly used in repertoire, the extension of the tube has other effects as well. The extra tubing allows for an easier response in the flute’s third octave – a great feature in a register that can often be shrill.
THE diMEDICI 1011 SRBEA – GIZMO KEY
The gizmo is a key on the Low B Footjoint that helps facilitate the high C. This Gizmo key was developed by Verne Q. Powell in 1928 after a visit with Arthur Lora, Principal Flutist with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Also called a high C facilitator, the gizmo key is a little lever that juts out next to the low C and B keys on the footjoint. Pressing this makes the highest notes in the flute respond more easily and is most commonly used on the high C two octaves above the staff.
THE diMEDICI 1011 SRBEA – SPLIT E MECHANSIM
One of the most challenging notes to play on the flute is the high E above the staff. The split E mechanism includes an extra rod on the body of the flute, which automatically covers an extra hole when the flautist fingers the high E. That extra covering stabilises this note and makes it easier to play, especially in quieter passages. The Split E mechanism is a nice feature to have.
THE diMEDICI 1011 SRBEA – OFFSET G
The G key on a flute is played with the third finger of the player’s left hand. If this finger is as short or shorter than their index finger then they will be much more comfortable playing a flute with an Offset G. The Offset G key is positioned closer to the left hand, not in line with the rest of the keys.
THE diMEDICI by JUPITER JF1011 SRBEA SOLID STERLING SILVER FLUTE OUTFIT specifications:
o Sterling Silver (.925) Body and Footjoint
o Silver Plated Keys Mechanisms
o French Style Keys with Pointed Arms
o Hand Engraved Keys
o Open Hole Design
o Nylon Hole Plugs included
o Split E Mechanism
o Off Set G
o B Foot
o Gizmo Key
o D1 Hand Finished Sterling Silver Headjoint
o D4 Hand Finished Sterling Silver Headjoint with seperate compact Deluxe French Case
o .925 Sterling Silver Lip Plate and Riser on both Headjoints
o Deluxe French Case
o Jupiter Water Resistan Denier Nylon Case Cover (for main case)
o Maple Cleaning Rod
o Polishing Cloth