Sonaré Flutes

Verne Powell developed the Ardeleve flute around 1951 by placing a Powell headjoint on a flute made in France. Our Powell® Sonaré® model is based on this concept and was established in 2002. Every Powell Sonaré flute features a hand-cut headjoint and body made at our Boston area shop. Powell Sonaré 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 Sonaré C flute retains some of the design features from our Signature flute that are critical for acoustical quality. Sonaré 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 Sonaré model includes an elegant French style case, nylon case cover, swab stick, gauze swab and polishing cloth.

The Sonaré alto flute features an all sterling silver headjoint made at our shop (available in either a straight or curved tube), elegant pointed arms, silver plated nickel-silver keys, ergonomically designed touch pieces and A-442 pitch. Our alto flute is available with a sterling silver body (model AF-70) or silver plated nickel-silver (model AF-60) body.

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“Powell never ceases to amaze me... and Sonaré is perfect for the serious intermediate flutist.”

Anne Drummond

Basic Models Body Material Arms Country of Origin* Body Plating Key Plating
PS-501 Nickel silver Y-arms Assembled in USA Silver Silver
PS-505Nickel silver Pointed Assembled in USA Silver Silver
PS-601 Sterling silver Y-arms Assembled in USASilver Silver
PS-705Sterling silver Pointed Assembled in USA Silver Silver
PS-708Sterling silver Pointed Taiwan Rose gold Silver
PS-709Sterling silver Pointed Taiwan Rose gold Rose gold
Model Options** Foot Joint G Keys Split-E Cups
BGFB footinlineno French
BOFB footoffsetno French
CGFC footinlineno French
COFC footoffsetno French
BEFB footoffsetyesFrench
CEFC footoffsetyesFrench
BOF#***B footoffsetno / C# trill mechanismFrench

* All headjoints are sterling silver Powell Signature headjoints, made at the Powell workshop in Massachusetts. Flute bodies are all made at Powell using Powell's patented Zinki™ process. Keys are assembled in Asia. Final assembly takes place in Massachusetts.

** For example: a PS-61BOF would have sterling silver body, B foot, offset G, and open hole cups.

*** The C# trill mechanism is only available on the PS-705 with offset G and B footjoint.


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