Headjoints of the CK Headjoints brand impress first of all with their appearance. Designed in 2016 in collaboration with the flutist André Salm of the Bamberg symphonic orchestra, they were ready to go into serial production in 2019. The headjoints’ cane consists of rose brass (85% copper, 15% zinc) or red brass (95% copper, 5% zinc). Even Th. Böhm was of the opinion that next to silver, brass is the best material for the building of metal flutes.
The headjoints have a vintage look. Exceptionally, the embouchure plate is not formed from a silver plate, it is cast instead, which means that the mouth hole riser doesn’t have to be soldered on. The headjoints are available with a silver or gold finish or made entirely from precious metal. Additionally, the mouthpipes are available in different onical types and the mouth hole is available in 2 different cuts, which allows for an individual selection and adaptation to the player.
Another newly designed feature is the tuning cork which is built into every CK Headjoint. Instead of a traditional head cork, there is a narrow rubber disc which doesn’t dampen the vibrations from the pipe as much, allowing for an easier response. Come by and meet these new head joints and their maker Christoph Kramer.