New Gemeinhardt 11AC Alto Flute MSRP: $2,599Curved Head W/case
model # 11AC
Gemeinhardt 11AC Alto Flute Key of G with curved headjoint.
Silver plated alto
Silver plated body and Keys;
Ergonomically designed key mechanism
Alto Flute with Curved head
Silver plated head, body & foot
Solid silver lip and riser
Includes leather case and cover
The Gemeinhardt story begins with Kurt Gemeinhardt,
a fourth generation flute maker.
He was born in Markneukirchen, Germany,
a region with two centuries of instrument
making tradition, and served an apprenticeship
under his father. Upon completion of his apprenticeship,
Kurt left Germany to work his trade in St. Gallen,
Switzerland, where he crafted handmade flutes
for the world's most prestigious musicians.
While in Switzerland his fame as the foremost
creator of quality hand-crafted
musical instruments spread worldwide.
In 1928, Kurt Gemeinhardt was persuaded to travel
to America to create instruments in Elkhart, Indiana.
After twenty years of developing flutes for others,
Kurt opened his own manufacturing plant,
The Gemeinhardt Company, where every instrument
since has been engraved with the Gemeinhardt name.
Initially, Kurt's vision was to produce a limited quantity
of professional all-silver flutes, but demand for
his unique flutes increased beyond his expectations.
The original 20- by 40-foot Gemeinhardt factory was
replaced in 1951 with a new plant, designed by Kurt himself,
to meet new manufacturing needs.
By this time the Gemeinhardt
line expanded to include mid-priced flutes,
soon followed by the introduction of entry-level flutes.
Gemeinhardt's newest expansion occurred in September
1997 with the acquisition of Roy Seaman Piccolo Company.
Roy Seaman manufactures handcrafted,
grenadilla wood piccolos.
This legendary name is known worldwide for
professional quality instruments.
Through growth and product demand, Gemeinhardt
emerged as the music industry's largest exclusive
manufacturer of flutes and piccolos. Today, Gemeinhardt Co.,
Inc. manufactures flutes and piccolos for all levels of
musicians, ranging from student to professional.
With the advancement of technology, sophisticated
machinery enables a level of precision and consistency
that was once uncontrollable. But,
it is the human touch that properly fits
and regulates each flute to reach optimum sound quality and harmonization.
Here at Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments
we globally manufacture our instruments,
utilizing the talent, expertise, and efficiencies
of our factories in the U.S., Taiwan, and China.
For example, many of the key components are
produced in all three countries, the C flute head
joints, and all of our piccolos are made in the U.S.,
The flute final assembly is done in Taiwan and
China to meticulous standards.
We also do a final quality check in the U.S.
Today, the Gemeinhardt Company provides
a wide range of instruments for the student to
As the Gemeinhardt family
did for four generations,
the artisans at Gemeinhardt and our worldwide
partners share their expertise, passing
on the time honored art of musical instrument
making from generation to generation,
taking great pride in placing
the Gemeinhardt name on every instrument.
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