The JP010CH is an ingenious starter flute that has been specially designed for young children. Pete Long has recorded a video to show off all its special features:
Particular attention has been given to correct weight distribution which will ensure good technique and make it easy to move to a full sized instrument when the student is big enough. The fully adjustable curved headjoint makes it comfortable for small hands to reach the keys and the overall effortless tone and excellent intonation should encourage enthusiasatic practice.
The main body of keywork is just like other flutes and includes a split E mechanism and offset G which allows for a clear tone on the top E. Beginners are not likely to need trill keys and advanced mechanisms for the first few grades, so many have been removed reducing size, weight, complexity, and cost. The complete removal of the foot joint means that the lowest note available is D rather than C.
There's a reduced chance of accidental damage as the flute stays in one piece in its case. It's built using the same high quality materials as the rest of the range of flutes with a stylish silver plated finish.
As with all John Packer instrument outfits the flute comes with a high quality carry case, and also includes all the cleaning materials needed to keep it sparkling inside and out! We recommend that you detach and clean the headjoint often to prevent it becoming dirty or sticking to the flute body.