1963 Vintage 14K Gold Powell flute, handmade,
French style cups, 14K gold body and mechanism.  
Open hole, inline G, B-foot,
A=442.

See Photos Below

This truly exceptional flute was crafted by Edward Almeida when he was with the Powell
Co in 1963.  Edward Almeida, a flute maker whose silver and gold flutes are the prized
possessions of flutists and symphony orchestras across the world.  The late Edward
Almeida pioneered precision engineering in the manufacture of individual professional
flutes.   He worked at Powell from 1948 to 1971 and is most respected as a tool maker and
an innovator in precision construction in handmade flutes.  As such, Powell flutes built by
Almeida seem to always have exquisite mechanisms.  

This instrument is one of only FOUR fully handmade 14K flutes crafted by Almeida. The
open, rich sound contains all of the qualities of a vintage Powell with a warm and effortless
spinning tone in all registers.

This flute was completed August 12, 1963 for Max Waits, the flute professor at the
University of Tulsa.  I am listed in the "Powell Bible" as the current owner, and believe the
instrument has only had four owners.   

Here is a recent solo flute recording made on this special instrument of
“…And the Strange Unknown Flowers…” by Charles Delaney.



And here is a recent solo flute recording made on this special instrument of
“…And the Strange Unknown Flowers…” by Charles Delaney.





I am selling the BODY only, no headjoint.  

The instrument plays/seals beautifully, but I can see that it will need some pads
(currently Straubinger) replaced.

Please contact me if you are interested.

This extraordinary instrument SINGS.
14K Gold Powell Flute For Sale