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Black Headjoint

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Hi, I have a question and I'm sure someone here will be able to shed some light on it.
I'm not too updated about the flutists world, but I like to hear them from time to time, and I've seen lately a lot of flutists that are using a flute that has a black headjoint, to me it seems to be kinda new trend, I never saw them before.
Is it a make/model of a speciffic flute or is it a custom headjoint that can be used on different flutes? If this is the case, is there only one manufacturer of those black headjoints or there are others?
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I was in John Myall's music shop in Croydon, South London last Friday. I was admiring the owner's sax collection and speaking with him about interesting new developments. He showed me his fascinating new composite flute called the Grenaditte.

Apparently all the body and key work are composite, it is all black, but the body rings a bit like metal if you knock it. It certainly looks tough and like a thoroughly well designed and made musical instrument.

I believe that the Grenaditte was deisgned by Geoffrey Guo (may be German) and Guo Musical Instruments is based in Taiwan. I think they may make headjoints as well as the complete flute, but the size of the fitting on the one I saw was non-standard for other flutes.

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