Miyazawa

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FLUTE MODELS
HANDCRAFTED EXCELLENCE

Every Miyazawa flute is a fusion of time-tested traditional techniques and groundbreaking advancements, handcrafted to meet your highest expectations. 

Customise your sound and response with the industry's most comprehensive selection of metals and headjoint styles. A Miyazawa headjoint is as unique as you are. For the most personal element of your flute, the power of choice is truly yours. Additionally, every Miyazawa flute can be customised through a variety of optional enhancements.

OUR FLUTE SERIES
With six handcrafted models, each completely customisable, Miyazawa truly has a flute that's made for you.

PB 102 

Handmade flute with sterling silver lip plate, riser and barrel, silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and key mechanism. Open holes, French style pointed tonearms, drawn toneholes and pinless partial Brögger System.

PB 202 

Handmade flute with 925 silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and key mechanism. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms, drawn toneholes , partial Brögger system and pinless left-hand mechanism. Tradtional Miyazawa case.
 

PB 402

Handmade flute with 925 silver headjoint, 925 silver body, footjoint, and key mechanism. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms. Drawn toneholes and Brögger System as standard. Cherrywood case.

PB 602

Handmade flute with 958 silver headjoint, 958 silver body, footjoint, and key mechanism. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms. Drawn toneholes and Brögger System as standard. Cherrywood case.

PB 702

Handmade flute with 980 silver headjoint, 980 silver body, footjoint, and key mechanism. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms. Drawn toneholes and Brögger System as standard. Cherrywood case.
Handmade flute with 958 silver headjoint, 958 silver body, footjoint, and key mechanism. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms. Drawn toneholes and Brögger System as standard.  Cherrywood case.
Handmade flute available in 958 silver, gold-silver (GS) alloy, 9 karat gold,14 karat gold, 18 karat gold, 24 karat gold and platinum. Open / closed hole options with French style pointed key arms. Soldered toneholes and Straubinger Pads. Cherrywood case.

BR-Type II 958 silver with 18k riser as standard (UK model only)

BR-Type II 24k Gold with 14k Gold Mechanism

BR-Type II Platinum with 14k Gold Mechanism, Crown & Rings

The Miyazawa handcrafted alto flute combines an exceptionally responsive headjoint with keys spaced for optimal comfort, achieving an effortless quality of performance. Featuring grenadilla inserts on the keys' contact points for enhanced security, the Miyazawa Alto Flute is the choice of professional symphony players worldwide.

    Atelier I
    Handmade alto flute with sterling silver lip plate and riser. Silver plated nickel silver headjoint tube, body, footjoint and key mechanism.

    Atelier II
    Handmade alto flute with sterling silver headjoint. Silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and key mechanism.

    Atelier III
    Handmade alto flute with sterling silver headjoint, PCM-silver alloy body and footjoint. Silver plated nickel silver key mechanism.

    Atelier IV
    Handmade alto flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and footjoint. Silver plated nickel silver key mechanism.

    Atelier V
    Handmade solid sterling silver alto flute.

BROGGER SYSTEM

You're looking for an edge. Miyazawa's exclusive Brögger System™ gives that to you.

Designed by famed flutemaker Johan Brögger, the Brögger SystemTM features an innovative pinless mechanism allowing precise adjustments and balance of the spring tension of each individual key, resulting in a more even, effortless feel for the flutist. The elimination of pins reduces friction and wear between moving parts. A sleek one-piece rod and kicker construction creates a stronger, more stable and precise mechanism.

You'll find comfort with a Miyazawa. Ergonomically designed for a natural fit in the flautist's hand, the Brögger Thumb Key Mechanism reduces hand fatigue. The relocated thumb-key post enables smoother, more secure playing. Traditional thumb key mechanisms require flat springs which contact the body tubing of the flute causing friction and wear. The innovative Brögger Thumb Key Mechanism uses the same springs used on the mainline keys, significantly reducing wear.

The Brögger System advances centuries of flute design, creating faster, more responsive key action and incredibly smooth mechanical function, letting your natural abilities shine through.   

STANDARD SPECS

Available in classic and precious metals, Miyazawa offers you many variations in sound and response.
For your best performance, you demand a lot from yourself. Don’t settle for any less from your flutemaker. Every Miyazawa is meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards and your precise needs.
All Miyazawa Flutes are built with the Brögger Mainline Key System™, designed by the renowned Danish flutemaker Johan Brögger. Benefits of this design include a one-piece rod and kicker construction, resulting in a streamlined and stronger mechanism. Key movement is transferred from key to key through the Brögger back connectors as opposed to a pinned steel. This allows for individual key movement rather than moving an internal assembly. As the rods do not rotate with the keys, the friction and wear between the rods and hinge tubes can be minimized, resulting in a longer life of the instrument. Simplified construction & less friction bring about faster key action and an incredibly light, smooth and quiet mechanism. The Brögger Mainline Key System™ allows for more stable adjustments and eliminates binding which can occur on traditional pinned mechanisms. The Brögger System™, which includes the Brögger Thumb Key, is a revolutionary mechanism that advances this concept and is available on several Miyazawa models.
The Miyazawa Improved Scale utilizes technical advances in modern scale design to give you precise interval intonation. Our standard pitch is A-442, enabling you to comfortably play between A-440 and A-444. Other available pitches are A-440, A-444 or A-446.
Drawn toneholes are seamlessly sculpted from the flute's body, giving you a quick, flexible response and a rich, resonant timbre. Soldered toneholes, on the other hand, are separate rings fused to the flute's tube, resulting in slightly increased resistance. Flutes with soldered toneholes are frequently characterized as dark or deep in timbre. Models 102 come with drawn toneholes whilst the Type II models come with soldered toneholes.
All models are built with elegant French style pointed tonearms. Open holes are a standard specification to allow for extended techniques such as multiphonics or pitch slurs. Plateau keys (closed holes) are available by special order at no additional charge.

Miyazawa keys employ an integrated cup and pad screw receiver design with a perfectly flat interior surface. This structural improvement increases the stability of pad adjustments and allows the pad cup to seal properly with the tonehole, leading to a more full and resonant tone.

Cold forged parts are much stronger and more reliable than keys created through outdated heat-casting methods which compromise metal integrity.

Miyazawa is the only professional handmade flute company that utilizes a 100% cold forged key mechanism.