The PB-102 (formerly the PA102) is an excellent choice of intermediate instrument, being responsive, flexible and producing a clear sound with easy projection. This model has the Brögger System™ in the left hand of the flute. This mechanism increases the stability of the keywork on the flute: using non-rotating shafts and back connectors for all the main line keys, the most common left-hand binding keywork and misadjustments are eliminated.
There is a great deal of difference between a factory produced flute, even popular models that feature solid silver headjoints and bodies, and a truly handcrafted model like the Japanese made Miyazawa instruments. The PB102 really is a step into the professional level of instruments, and whilst it does not feature a solid silver head or body, it has the feel, response and tone of a superior instrument. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an advanced instrument that will last for years to come.
Every Miyazawa flute is a fusion of time-tested traditional techniques and groundbreaking advancements, handcrafted to meet your highest expectations. With our range of handcrafted models, Miyazawa truly has a flute that is made for you. Customize your sound and response with the industry’s most comprehensive selection of metals and headjoint styles. Additionally, every Miyazawa flute can be customized through a variety of optional enhancements.
SILVER FLUTE SERIES
The Silver Flute Series is a handmade flute available with French style pointed tonearms, drawn toneholes, pinless partial Brögger System and Straubinger Pads.
Handmade flute with sterling silver lip plate, riser and barrel, silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and key mechanism. Open holes, French style pointed tonearms, drawn toneholes and pinless partial Brögger System.
MIYAZAWA'S EXCLUSIVE BRÖGGER SYSTEM™
The Brögger System™, Danish flutemaker Johan Brögger’s latest innovation, is available only from Miyazawa. Featuring an innovative pinless mechanism with a curved coupling rod construction, enhanced ergonomic design, and precise thumb key mechanism, the Brögger System™ will help elevate your performance. Other benefits include:
The capability to perfectly adjust and balance the spring tension of each individual key, resulting in a more even, effortless feel for the flutist.
Sleek one-piece rod and kicker construction. This simplified solution provides more structural integrity for a stronger, more stable and precise mechanism.
Reduced friction and less wear between moving parts.
Faster action and incredibly smooth mechanical function allowing the performer to have a virtuosic advantage and complete confidence in their flute.
THE BRÖGGER THUMB KEY MECHANISM™
The Brögger Thumb Key Mechanism™ is a pioneering design that eliminates the necessity of flat springs and provides a more secure, comfortable fit in a flutist’s hand. Traditional thumb key mechanisms require flat springs which contact the body tubing of the flute. Whenever the thumb B or Bb is depressed, the flat springs rub on the body tubing causing friction and wear. The innovative Brögger Thumb Key Mechanism™ enables the use of the same springs as on the mainline keys with additional desirable advantages.
Efficient and more responsive key action.
Less wear for increased stability and longevity.
Thumb key post located in an out-of-the-way position for smoother, more secure playing.
Ergonomic design reduces hand fatigue.
- Hand-finished flute
- Hand-cut silver-plated headjoint with .925 solid lip-plate and riser
- Silver-plated body and mechanism
- Offset G or inline G key Split E mechanism on offset models
- Available with C footjoint or B footjoint French-style Pointed key-arms Partial 'Brögger System™' mechanism