Thinned headjoint in African Blackwood
Standard headjoint in African blackwood
Peter Worrell Headjoints
The unique sound that only wood can deliver.
The rich dark fullness of a wooden flute provided with the addition of a wooden head.
Headjoints created for the individual to suit the physical shape of the embouchure.
The concept of tone is different for every player; therefore the headjoint offers the first point of reference for the artist.
Every headjoint is uniquely different, by the very nature of wood.
Peter Worrell offers two main designs.
The Thinned head
Maximum response, power and agility.Thinned to leave a raised lip plate.
Every embouchure is hand cut and finished.
The Solid head
A richness and depth of tone that only comes from wood.
Full wall thickness throughout.
Each headjoint is made from Grenadilla seasoned naturally for the minimum of 6 years.
Fittings are of silver with a solid wooden stopper.
Headjoints also made from Kingwood, Cocobolo, Boxwood and Rosewood. Other woods on request.
Fittings available in gold on request.
Engraving by request.
Thinned head in african blackwood. Silver bands £1200.00
Solid head in african blackwood. Silver bands £1100.00
Care of your headjoint
care must be taken with your wooden headjoint to prevent it from cracking.
Warm the wood with your hands and blow air through the tube to slowly bring the wood up to room temperature before playing.
swab out the head with a lint free cloth after playing.
the head is new the bore will need oiling. Thread a small piece of cloth
through your cleaning stick. Place a small amount of Raw Linseed Oil
or Almond Oil on the cloth and insert into the bore.