The Yamaha wood flute is designed to have the contemporary sound demanded by today's players to go along with the traditional look and feel of wood. Yamaha Wood Flutes are made from the highest grade of grenadilla wood. They feature the warm, deep and rich sound of traditional wood flutes, but with a modern projection from the latest tone hole and headjoint designs. All Wood Flutes feature a hand cut EW headjoint sculpted out of a single piece of grenadilla (interchangeable with any silver flute). Silver tenon rings help prevent cracking and reduce the overall weight of the flute. Handcrafted inset tone holes provide for extremely accurate intonation and excellent tonal clarity.
- YAC FLC-88W Wood case
- YAC FLB-88 Black vinyl case cover
- Wood EC cut headjoint: The granadilla wood EC cut headjoint is interchangeable with a silver flute.
- Granadilla wood body: The wood body is cured to prevent cracking with the same process used for oboes and clarinets.
- Undercut embouchure hole: Sensitive response and accurate articulation.
- White gold springs: Light touch and optimum response.
- Tapered pivot screws: Accurate adjustment and smooth action.
- Low B gizmo key: Easy and accurate fingering to facilitate high C.
- Exclusive "type-4" body design: These flutes were designed to maintain a focused tone core in every range, at any dynamic and in any hall. They feature an entirely new scale for accurate intonation in all registers and an innovative tone hole design to provide precisely the right amount of air resistance for excellent tone color flexibility.
- Level: Handmade
- Key: C
- Body Style: Type-4
- Body Material: Granadilla wood
- Headjoint: EC cut; Granadilla wood (interchangeable with sterling silver)
- Key Material: Sterling silver (keys, posts, and ribs)
- Footjoint: B with Gizmo key
- Plating: Silver (keys)
- Tone Holes: Handcrafted and inset
- Key Types: French style ring keys; Metal tenor rings (sterling silver)
- Key System: In-Line
- Key Mechanism: Split E
- Spring Type: White Gold
- Screw Type: Tapered Pivot
- Bumper Type: Cork