Description from Amazon USA : Verne Powell developed the Ardeleve flute around 1951 by placing a Powell headjoint on a flute made in France. Our Powell Sonare model is based on this concept and was established in 2002. Every Powell Sonare flute features a hand cut headjoint and body made at our Boston area shop. Powell Sonare models are available in a range of levels, all of which allow the player to perform with the renowned, professional Powell Sound virtuosity at a step-up flute price.
Our Sonare C flute retains some of the design features from our Signature flute that are critical for acoustical quality. Sonare C flutes feature bodies made using patented Zinki technology (U.S. patent 7,420,109) and handmade Powell Signature headjoints. Both the body and headjoint are made at our Massachusetts workshop. Beginning in 2014, you can upgrade the headjoint on select models (501, 505, 601, 705) to include an Aurumite 9k lip plate.
Every Sonare model includes an elegant French style case, nylon case cover, swab stick, gauze swab and polishing cloth.