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Nagahara Handmade Custom 16K Gold Flute with 14K Tone Holes and Silver Keys (New)

$36,270.00 USD
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Nagahara Handmade Custom Flute in 16K gold - 16K gold hand-cut headjoint with 14K gold lip plate, 14K riser and 14K crown, 16K body with sterling silver mechanism, Nagahara pinless mechanism, soldered 14K gold tone holes, sterling silver rings, ribs, and posts. French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, white gold springs, Straubinger pads, (.012) tubing, B footjoint. Handmade in USA. Only Available in Standard and Galway Models.

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.

    FCNY offers free 2-day Express or 1-2 day Ground shipping via FedEx on all US orders over $400, no code required - this will automatically be an option at checkout. Please note that orders may take up to 2 business days to process.

    We are also happy to ship orders internationally! We've shipped flutes to over 100 countries around the world, from Brazil to Korea and everywhere in between. Nothing would make us happier to help you find your next instrument, no matter where you live!

    Flute Center of New York offers free in-home trials for all our instruments, new and used. Contact a Resident Flutist or call into the shop to set up your trial today!

    We are happy to send several instruments at a time - and if you don't find the right instrument, we're happy to send as many follow-up trials as it takes for you to find the perfect instrument! 

    Please note that trials are not available on keyless flutes or accessories. Shipping fees may apply - have your flute teacher Join the Club for free shipping!

    FCNY offers a 7-day return window for all instrument purchases made through our website, new or used. Please contact us within 7 days of receiving the instrument to begin the return process. All returns and exchanges must include a completed RMA Form.

    For those clients who choose to trial instruments before purchasing, there are no returns or refunds after finalizing a sale, as the trial period allows for a free, no obligation return. 

    Accessories, including cases, bags, and flute care products, are not eligible for return or exchange. Defective merchandise may be returned for exchange within 7 calendar days of the original invoice date for replacement with an identical item, but must be unused and in original packaging to be eligible for return. Lefreques are eligible for return/exchange within 7 calendar days of the anticipated delivery date. To be eligible for a return or exchange, the Lefreque(s) must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, including the original packaging. To initiate a return of a Lefreque, please contact us. 

    Read more about our return policy here.

    We proudly offer a 12-month Standard Service Guarantee on all new instrument purchases. The FCNY 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 instruments are also eligible for enrollment into FCNY’s Concierge Service Guarantee at time of purchase.

    New instruments purchased by students of our ClubFCNY 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!

    Certified pre-owned flutes come with FCNY’s 12-month Standard Service Guarantee. CPO instruments are also eligible for enrollment into FCNY’s Concierge Service Guarantee at the time of purchase.

    Non-Certified pre-owned flutes are sold in as-is condition and do not come with any formal warranty or guarantee. However, some minor adjustments can sometimes be completed as part of the sale.

    Shipping

    FCNY offers free 2-day Express or 1-2 day Ground shipping via FedEx on all US orders over $400, no code required - this will automatically be an option at checkout. Please note that orders may take up to 2 business days to process.

    We are also happy to ship orders internationally! We've shipped flutes to over 100 countries around the world, from Brazil to Korea and everywhere in between. Nothing would make us happier to help you find your next instrument, no matter where you live!

    Trials

    Flute Center of New York offers free in-home trials for all our instruments, new and used. Contact a Resident Flutist or call into the shop to set up your trial today!

    We are happy to send several instruments at a time - and if you don't find the right instrument, we're happy to send as many follow-up trials as it takes for you to find the perfect instrument! 

    Please note that trials are not available on keyless flutes or accessories. Shipping fees may apply - have your flute teacher Join the Club for free shipping!

    Returns

    FCNY offers a 7-day return window for all instrument purchases made through our website, new or used. Please contact us within 7 days of receiving the instrument to begin the return process. All returns and exchanges must include a completed RMA Form.

    For those clients who choose to trial instruments before purchasing, there are no returns or refunds after finalizing a sale, as the trial period allows for a free, no obligation return. 

    Accessories, including cases, bags, and flute care products, are not eligible for return or exchange. Defective merchandise may be returned for exchange within 7 calendar days of the original invoice date for replacement with an identical item, but must be unused and in original packaging to be eligible for return. Lefreques are eligible for return/exchange within 7 calendar days of the anticipated delivery date. To be eligible for a return or exchange, the Lefreque(s) must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, including the original packaging. To initiate a return of a Lefreque, please contact us. 

    Read more about our return policy here.

    Warranty

    We proudly offer a 12-month Standard Service Guarantee on all new instrument purchases. The FCNY 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 instruments are also eligible for enrollment into FCNY’s Concierge Service Guarantee at time of purchase.

    New instruments purchased by students of our ClubFCNY 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!

    Certified pre-owned flutes come with FCNY’s 12-month Standard Service Guarantee. CPO instruments are also eligible for enrollment into FCNY’s Concierge Service Guarantee at the time of purchase.

    Non-Certified pre-owned flutes are sold in as-is condition and do not come with any formal warranty or guarantee. However, some minor adjustments can sometimes be completed as part of the sale.

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