This TJ 'Privilege' model is an excellent student flute that gives the new player complete tonal flexibility combined with high quality mechanism and set-up. It boasts a silver-plated headjoint tube with 925 silver lip and riser, silver-plated body and footjoint with French-style pointed key arm mechanism.
Step up with Privilege flutes:
Trevor James Privilege flutes are designed specifically to ensure your transition - or ‘step-up’ - from a blossoming student to an experienced intermediate player is as easy, smooth and enjoyable as it should be.
Privilege flutes are extremely free blowing instruments. Available with a range of features and essential options needed to help you master new techniques and see you breeze through your Intermediate Grades 4-6.
925 Silver Lip Plate & Riser:
Privilege flutes feature 925 silver lip plates & risers to give you the benefit of having an immediate & free blowing sound, especially in the lower tonal range. Using this precious metal helps to open up the lower register and gives a huge advantage over other intermediate level flutes because it’s not only easier to play in general, but it’s actually easier to get a great tone too. Plus, the ‘925’ silver delivers a warmer sound and an extended range of tonal possibilities.
French-style pointed key arm mechanism:
Privilege flutes feature French-style pointed key arms.
The key-arms are the parts of a flute which connect the keys to the body of the flute. Traditionally reserved for much more expensive flutes, French-style pointed key arms feature an arm that extends to the centre of the key and helps to strengthen the mechanism, making for a stronger and tighter key placement, which means no leaks and squeaks
These key arms also result in excellent note intonation; reward speedy playing; and aid the development of faster techniques - so you’ll be well-placed to take on those more challenging pieces.
Silver-plated beauty, that will last:
You can be safe in the knowledge that Privilege flutes have a triple plated finish on their tubing.
To ensure that the sliver-plating on your TJ flute will last a lifetime – unlike inferior instruments- Trevor James developed their own method of coating flutes. After much research they discovered that by copper-plating the nickel tubing first, the subsequent two (yes two!) layers of silver-plate are rock solid, giving you the most durable finish of any step-up flute.
Heavy weight engraved crown as standard:
The crown is another piece of a flute’s anatomy that plays a crucial role in the quality of the sound produced. It acts as a plug that seals the top end of the flute and directs air – or the sound, if you like – down the flute past the keys.
A heavier weighted crown offers greater air resistance and therefore centres and focuses the airflow down the length of the flute more uniformly and efficiently - which results in a more resonant and responsive instrument. This is particularly important as your repertoire requires you to retain optimum tone when playing ever more tricky pieces.
All Trevor Privilege flutes feature a heavy-weighted engraved crown as standard – so there’ll be no need to look for a crown upgrade anytime soon.
CS Shaped Lip Plate
The shoulders of the lip plate have been raised to facilitate a very easy and wide-open lower register with enhanced dynamic possibilities. This makes it a little easier for you to explore the instrument’s lower registers and also offers enhanced dynamic possibilities.
This is used to increase your flute’s range by one note to a low B. Adding a B foot to your flute increases its length and therefore changes its balance and weight, increases the resistance in the top resister and darkens the tone. It is a particularly useful feature when performing solo pieces and as part of an orchestra with a more demanding repertoire.
Setup in the UK by experienced TJ Technicians
And don’t forget, each Trevor James Privilege Flute is crafted to exacting standards with the best components from around the world, with a final hand set-up in our UK technical workshops based in Kent, south-east England. This ensures that each individual instrument is in tiptop playable condition and no other flutes at this price receive this level of care and attention.
- Responsive headjoint design
- Hand over-cutting and undercutting of the embouchure hole
- Heavy-weighted engraved crown as standard
- Pointed key arm mechanism
- Triple-plated finish
- Hidden adjusting screws
- 925 silver lip and riser
- French style wooden case
- Fleecy lined case cover with shoulder strap
- White gauze cloth
- Micro-fibre cleaning cloth
- Owner Guide
- Hand set-up and finished in UK technical workshops.
|Open or Closed Hole||Closed|
|Headjoint material||Silver plated|
|Body material||Silver plated|