I just saw an episode of 'How it's Made' Emanuel Flutes
My name is Manuel Arista and I go also by the name of Emanuel of Emanuel Flutes.
To my surprise, I came across this posting and I would like to clarify a couple of points. First, I am not in any way related to the program portrayed on the Discovery Channel, neither were my brothers. I'm not sure where you made this connection.
While my brothers have their own flute business, the Arista Flute, other than a family connection by name, our businesses are entirely separate and are run accordingly.
I do not have a factory and all the instruments that bear my name are handcrafted entirely by myself in my home workshop. Also, all the tooling, processes, and components required for the manufacturing were and continue to be made and designed by myself.
In all, I have produced 158 Emanuel flutes and a number of headjoints since 1991 when I started my business. Of all of my flutes, only about 5 have been resold due to personal reasons. The remainder continue to be played by professionals and students all over the world.
If you would like to know more about myself, you can go to my website www.emanuelflutes.com
, read my bio and look closely at the pictures of my work. I don't pay any flute player for their comments or endorsements about my flutes.
My objective is to provide the artist with the best instrument that money can buy, an instrument of beauty, precision, reliability and warm sound that will allow the artist to express himself or herself fully.
Thank you very much.