Sankyo silver flutes are prized for their solid, stable core which provides the foundation for complete freedom of expression. With projection, power and depth, our silver flutes offer clarity of tone for a beautiful and elegant voice.
An obsession with sound is the driving force behind Sankyo. Founded by three men from humble beginnings, Kikuo Hisakura, Hideo Takei and Taichi Oki relentlessly pursued their vision of building handmade flutes not as simply a manufacturing process or science, but to elevate flute-making to an art. They wanted to capture a sound that inspires and fulfills.
When Hisakura, Takei and Oki formed their own company in 1968, they were motivated by their passion to express their technical expertise and more importantly, their artistry. They invested in their shared dream and built the first Sankyo flutes in a garage. While our founders worked tirelessly to grow their new company, they had not imagined that Sankyo would evolve into the international success of today.
The Sankyo name can be divided into two Japanese words: SAN+KYO, where SAN means “three” and KYO means “hibiki” which translates to “sound.” Thus, the “three sounds” is our foundation and represents our three founders and their pursuit of the essence of music: the intangible connections between craftsman–musician–audience.
- Handmade Flute with silver (.925) headjoint, silver body tubing and silver plated keys and mechanism
- French style pointed key arms
- Open holes (closed optional)
- Drawn Tone Holes
- Offset G & E mechanism
- C foot (B foot optional)
- Supplied in a leather covered wooden case with carrying handle & case cover