Tradition and Technology
A 4th-generation flutemaker, Kurt Gemeinhardt dedicated himself to creating remarkably responsive instruments with a beautiful tone which would distinguish them from all others. Today Gemeinhardt continues his legacy by crafting flutes that achieve a delicate balance between superb artistry and sophisticated technology for flutists of all talents and abilities.Durably constructed of the finest materials, Gemeinhardt flutes feature integrally drawn and rolled tone holes, power-coined keys, and 4-post footjoint construction which make these flutes exceptionally strong. Other features include Gemeinhardt's unique embouchure hole design, proportioned tone holes and pad cups to ensure even response and extraordinary tone throughout all registers. In addition, a Gizmo key (high C facilitator) is standard on every B foot model flute. Gemeinhardt flutes also feature superior key mechanisms for fast action and outstanding playability.The Model 33SS
Designed to meet the exacting standards of the finest flutists in the world, Gemeinhardt professional instruments offer outstanding tone as well as remarkable acoustic and mechanical qualities for consistently superior response, performance after performance. With features like solid silver construction, 12K white gold springs, hand-sculpted embouchure hole and thin-wall headjoint, each Gemeinhardt professional flute is hand-assembled and finished by experienced artisans dedicated to creating instruments of incomparable quality and enduring beauty. All professional models also have our special design pointed pad cups and are supplied with treated, unbleached pads.
- Key of C
- French (open hole) model
- "K" thin wall headjoint standard
Model 33SSB Professional Flute Specifications:
- Body and Foot: Solid Silver
Head Joint: Solid Silver with model K1 Thinwall Head Joint
Key Style: Open Hole with French Pointed Arms
Keys: Solid Silver
Mechanism: C Foot The "B" in the model number indicates a B Foot with Gizmo. The "OSG" in the model number indicates an offset G Key.
Springs: 12K White Gold
Tone Holes: Drawn
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Comments about Gemeinhardt Model 33SSB Professional Flute:
I have play tested and compared the 33ssb alongside the Powell signature all sterling flute. Both instruments are well made and are in my view capable of providing the discerning flute player with highly professional responsiveness and excellent tonal possibilities. I have found the 33ssb to be a more compliant instrument over all, giving a resonant tone much more easily than the Powell. Both flutes have secure, solid, well articulated key mechanisms, However the 33ssb has a lighter feel to the machanism. If anything I would say that Powell has a marginally finer finish to it's overall manufacture and more pleasing curves to the key touches of the foot joint. Generally I think these flutes compare well and dollar for dollar If you can't afford a Powell Signature Flute then the 33ssb is a fine competitor in my view.