A time-honored tradition of impeccable quality. At Miyazawa we are devoted to the details.
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.
- – Sterling silver lip-plate, riser and barrel
- – Silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and key-mechanism
- – optional open or closed holes
- – French style pointed key arms
- – Drawn toneholes
- – Pinless partial Brögger system
PB – Brögger system
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.
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 through Vision [called Type I outside North & South America] come with drawn toneholes while the Elite models [called Type II outside North & South America] 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.