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Zoom Nagahara Handmade Custom 14K Gold Flute with Gold Keys  New

Nagahara Handmade Custom 14K Gold Flute with Gold Keys New

$73,900.00 USD


Nagahara Handmade Custom Flute in 14K Gold New

  • 14K gold hand-cut headjoint
  • 14K gold lip plate
  • 14K Nagahara Extended riser
  • 14K crown
  • 14K body and mechanism
  • Nagahara pinless Wearless II mechanism
  • Soldered 14K gold tone holes
  • 14K rings, ribs, and posts
  • French (open hole) model
  • Pointed key arms
  • White gold springs
  • Triad pads
  • (.012) tubing
  • B footjoint
  • Handmade in USA.

Nagahara offers three sub-models for every flute: The Standard Model, The Full Concert Model, and the Galway Model. The Standard Model features the Nagahara Scale, industry-standard specifications, and a special thumb-key design. The Full Concert Model features an enlarged bore and toneholes size, elongated headjoint for greater taper, and the “Nagahara FC System” scale all designed by Kanichi Nagahara. It is a revolutionary design offered exclusively by Nagahara Flutes enabling improvements in tone, resonance, dynamic range, and intonation control. This model also features the Nagahara Pinless mechanism and thumb key design. The Galway model flute includes the following features: a Galway model headjoint, No Gizmo Key (added upon request), Nagahara Pinless mechanism, and the Wearless Mechanism (Type II). A special key design was also created for this model, enhancing finger grip over the key-cups and adding an extra touch of elegance.

Nagahara Flutes offers 6 different headjoint cuts:

  • Diligente (D) - Most resistant cut with tallest riser wall height; produces a dark and centered core tone. Great response in lower register notes; requires more air support for long or pianissimo phrases.
  • Ardore (A) - Bright, open sound & free-blowing feel. Embodies the American Flute sound with much vibrancy and strength in the sound; widest cut  we offer with lowest riser wall height.
  • Spianato (S) - Traditional, more conservative cut for smaller ensemble playing. A bit more oval in shape; made to portray a soft and sweet sounding voice.
  • DA - A cross between the “Diligente” and “Ardore” cut.  Even flexibility & resistance throughout all registers. The most popular cut selection among flutists of all levels offering a great mixture and balance of warmth, vibrancy, color change, and clear articulation.
  • DS -  A cross between the “Diligente” and “Spianato” cut. Medium resistance with a more delicate and sweet sound. Great for chamber ensemble playing.
  • Galway (G) - Made with a unique lip plate design that enhances projection power and embodies the vibrant sound Sir James Galway is known & praised for. Provides flexibility & clean articulation with ease through all registers.
Konami Lipplate -  A hand hammered wave on the lipplate lightly raising the sides of the riser enabling a more focused and direct sound. Great for those who seek a clear and focused tone instantly with little effort.

    NOTE: Not every sub-model is available in every material, however our website does accurately display what model combinations are possible.

    Free Shipping

    Flute Center offers free 3-day Express or 1-3 day Ground shipping via FedEx on all US orders over $100, no code required - this will automatically be an option at checkout. All instrument shipments require a direct signature. Please note that orders may take up to 2 business days to process. Need your order right away? Contact us - we would love to help. 

    We are happy to ship orders internationally! International orders are subject to taxes, fees and customs in accordance with all import laws.

    12-Month Warranty

    We proudly offer a 12-month Standard Service Guarantee on all new and certified pre-owned instruments. The Flute Center Standard Service Guarantee covers any and all minor adjustments impacting the playability and/or mechanical functionality of the instrument for 12 months from original purchase date. This guarantee is built on top of any pre-existing Manufacturer's Limited Warranty on new instruments. New and certified pre-owned instruments are also eligible for enrollment into Flute Center's Concierge Service Guarantee at time of purchase.

    New instruments purchased by students of our ClubFC members qualify for a complimentary 18-month extended Standard Service Guarantee. If you're shopping and want to receive a free extended Service Guarantee, tell your teacher to join the Club, or enter your teacher's name and email address at checkout!


    Flute Center offers free in-home trials for all instruments, new and used. Request a free trial today! 

    Please note that trials are not available on keyless flutes or accessories. Shipping fees may apply - have your flute teacher join ClubFC for teachers for free shipping! Learn more about our trials.


    Flute Center offers a 7-day return window for all instrument purchases made through our website, new or used. For clients who choose to trial instruments before purchasing, there are no returns or refunds after finalizing a sale.

    Any pre-owned instrument purchases made via our website will be fulfilled immediately after any existing trials are completed and the instruments are returned to Flute Center. Please note that Flute Center will grant the trialing client the right to purchase any unique item from their trial, even if another buyer has made a purchase online in the interim.

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    Nagahara Handmade Custom 14K Gold Flute with Gold Keys New

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