Mechanism

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The mechanism on Eloy flutes has been designed and made to ensure problem free playing...


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Headjoints

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The head joint is the driving force behind the flute, the generator of the sound that gives the flute its character ...

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Metals

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Sound in a flute is formed to a large degree by the material of the tubing ...


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Dealers

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All over Europe we have dealers who can tell you all about us. In the Netherlands for instance is this H&C Dwarsfluiten …

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Press

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Ordering

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Eloy Flutes BV has always several models on stock for direct sale, so please call us and ask freely for a proposal ...

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Sales Conditions

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General sales, delivery, payment and rental conditions of Eloy Flutes BV, established in Someren. Filed with the K.v.K ...

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Eloy Flutes

Eloy Flutes are professional handmade flutes in silver, gold and Mokumeum©. These special instruments are the result of combining proven traditional techniques with true innovation.

 

What can we offer?

  • Reperation and maintenance are done with great care and precision.
    We use the best materials there are.
    Warranty on revision done in our workplace.

Mechanism

Mechanism (Handmade)

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The mechanism on Eloy flutes has been designed and made to ensure problem free playing. The key work is carefully constructed to the highest standards and it is full of innovative design features. Only the finest materials have been selected.

Pinless mechanism

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The pins that anchor the mechanism to the axles have disappeared on Eloy flutes. These pins that transmit movement from one part of the flute to the other weaken the mechanism and have been replaced by bridge parts that directly link the keys together. This stronger mechanism also eliminates binding keys and provides for a smooth action.
The long trill rod has been constructed in such way that no side play can occur. Controlled spring tension on one end of the rod ensures that play due to wear is automatically corrected.

Pads

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All Eloy flutes are fitted with Straubinger pads. These world-renowned pads are made of mostly synthetic materials. The advantage of this is that they do not absorb moisture and as a result do not change shape. This consistency gives the pads a high degree of reliability

Ergonomics

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The cluster of levers and rollers on the foot joint of an Eloy flute, played with the little finger of the right hand, are placed under a slight angle. The keys are easily reached and it reduces the risk of the ring finger slipping off the open-hole D-key. The touch piece of the G# lever, which is served by the little finger of the left hand, is slightly lengthened and therefore easier to reach.
A D#-roller is available as an option on the foot joint.

Springs

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14-carat white gold springs ensure an evenly balanced response of the keys throughout the instrument.

Metals

Sound in a flute is formed to a large degree by the material of the tubing. This is governed by the physical properties of each metal (e.g. Hardness, density, specific mass).
 

metal 925

 

925 silver: Most commonly used precious metal in flute construction - also known as Sterling Silver. This is an alloy of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts of copper. The copper is necessary to give silver its hardness so that we can use it in objects. Silver Eloy flutes have a wall thickness of 0.35mm, resulting in a warm and bright sound that carries well. The head joints have a slightly thicker wall: 0.38mm. This gives a balanced sound without loss of quality through all registers of the flute.

 

metal noble

 

Noble silver: This silver alloy is specially made for Eloy flutes. Instead of copper as an additive to harden the silver, Eloy flutes has after long research chosen to add only precious metal to the silver. The proportions in Noble silver are 850 parts silver and 150 parts noble metal, which is for the most part gold. The exact composition of the 150 parts which are added to the smelt we do not make public, but the influence it has on the overall sound is clearly perceptible: Noble silver gives a velvet like touch to the flutes timbre. An additional advantage is that the surface of this tube cannot tarnish and therefore stays shiny.

 

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14 carats red gold: The density and hardness of gold is higher than that of silver and gives as a result a full, dark sound.

 

metal mokume

 

Mokumeum©: A flute made out of Mokumeum© has a special and unique sound. Mokumeum© is produced in two forms: 925 silver with either 14 carat red gold or 14 carat Palladium white gold. Normally, metal alloys are homogeneously mixed. With Mokumeum© the metals are mixed along side each other variably. This gives a special hardness and density to the metal. Also the forming of the sheet metal into tubing alters the specific properties of separate precious metal components from which Mokumeum© has been made. As a result, the properties that can be found in silver and gold flutes are brought together in one instrument. Both the clear warm sound of silver and the darker full tone found in gold flutes come together here. The harmonic spectrum found in an instrument made out of Mokumeum© is unique and cannot be compared with any other flute!

Mokume gane:

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A centuries old technique, of Japanese origin, whereby, under heat and pressure, sheets of different kinds of metals are piled up and fused together. This produces a solid plate of merged metal.

This laminated plate of metal is then worked. In the surface, holes are drilled in a random pattern, random diameter and/or depth. Other versions are also conceivable: grooves, ellipse shapes etc.

Now the sheet is milled down or forged with hammers and becomes stretched out. Deeper located layers of metal come to the surface and leave characteristic patterns: Mokume gane or wood grain structure.

Mokumeum© : Mokume gane in flute tubes:

A tube made with the Mokume gane technique has a unique structure: each tube has a unique composition and also therefore a unique sound. This concept has been patented by Eloy flutes Ltd and is only found in their instruments.

 
 

 

Headjoints

The head joint is the driving force behind the flute, the generator of the sound that gives the flute its character.

Every facet that goes into the making of a good head joint has been tested and tested again - wall thickness; tube hardness; shape of the embouchure hole; choice of material for the individual parts; lip plate; cork assembly, even the shape of the crown has been exhaustively researched. Our head joints have a large dynamic range and speak very easily. They are designed to give a balanced response throughout all registers.

 

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There is choice of two head joint models.

Model A: Immediate response; brilliant timbre; resonant and flexible

Model B: Rich tone; wide spectrum of tone colours

These descriptions give a general guide but the most suitable head joint varies from player to player.

Eloy flutes are never sold with one head joint, but are offered with the possibility to choose from a selection of several heads.

Dealers

Netherlands

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H&C Dwarsfluiten
Hoevenstraat 8
5712 GW Someren
31-493-490472

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www.henc-dwarsfluiten.nl

South Korea

 

FLUTE HOUSE
1460-18 Seocho-Dong
Seocho-Gu Seoul
Korea (137-070)
82 2 34872462

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www.flutehouse.com

England

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JUST FLUTES
46 South End
Croydon
CR0 1DP
Great Britain
+44 (0)20 86628400

www.justflutes.com

Japan

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World Frontier Co. Ltd.
1-13-16 Tonoki-building 3F,
Nishitoriishi, Takaishi shi,
Osaka, JAPAN (592-0012)
+81 (0)72 320 1566

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www.world-frontier.jp/

Italy

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SUONO
Vicolo della Bovetta, 12
35137 - Padova (Italy)
Tel./Fax: +39 049 8753433
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www.suonoflauti.it

France
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Songja Flûtes
99, Avenue Daumesnil
75012 PARIS (France)
Tel. : +33 01 43 41 43 43
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www.songjaflutes.com