Mehnert

Kunstwerkstätte für Böhmflötenbau

Ringstraße 23/1, 73113 Ottenbach, Germany

PRODUCTS

metal flutes // wooden flutes // piccolos // headjoints

OUR PRODUCT RANGE

Our family business is in its 4th generation of pure handmade manufacture of flutes made of rare metals and of rare woods,as well as piccolos and headjoints.

 

METAL FLUTES

METAL FLUTES

Our metal flutes distinguish themselves by virtue of a special construction of the tone holes and the unique attachment of the mechanism to the tube.

The pillars are connected directly to the tube without inert ribs,

they are soldered directly to the tube. This makes the sound

of Mehnert flutes so uniquely reverberant

Together with our headjoints, there emerges a dynamic instrument whose free musical possibilities unfold practically without limit.

Precise and meticulous handcrafting enable our flutes

to be a lifelong partner for you.

OUR CURRENT 
MODELS/OPTIONS

Tube material:

Silver / 8kt Red-,Yellow-,Whitegold /

14kt Red-, Yellow-, Whitegold

Mechanism material:

Silver / 8kt Red-,Yellow-,Redgold

Footjoint:

B-foot / C-foot

Tone holes:

pulled or soldered

Mechanism:

inline / offset g /

split E / regulating screws

Keys:

open / closed

OPTIONAL

Tube material:

Platinum/Palladium

 

Mechanism material:

gold plated silver

 

Footjoint:

-D# roller key

choice of roller materials

 

Mechanism

High G-A trill key

without split E

open G#

 

Keys and tone holes:

Engraving.

WOODEN FLUTES

 
WOODEN FLUTES

After a long period of sovereignty, then cloaked in oblivion and subsequently, surprisingly granted a new lease on life, rediscovered, wooden flutes have now a firm place in our hearts and hands.

Previously gathered experience, combined with new knowledge have enabled us to create sonic masterpieces.

Hierbei werden die Säulchen direkt, ohne eine starre Schiene, auf das Tonrohr gelötet

WOODS

Rare woods, decades old and meticulously chosen, are the foundation for the full, warm sound of the modern wooden flute.

In matters of intonation, the modern wooden flute is fully the equal of the modern metal flute, owing to the placement of the tone holes.

MECHANISM

A fine silver mechanism joined by hand to the wooden tube matches the

precision and ease of the metal flute.

The pleasure of playing is

thus totally uncomplicated.

OUR CURRENT MODELS/OPTIONS

Body materials:

Cocuswood(Brya Ebenus)

Grenadilla(Dalbergia melanoxylon)

 

Mechanism material:

Silver/8K red, yellow gold.

 

Footjoint:

B foot,C foot.

 

Mechanism:

Inline, offset G

split E, adjustment screws.

 

Keys:

open,closed hole

OPTIONAL

Mechanism material:

gold plated silver

 

Footjoint:

D# roller key, various materials for roller key

 

Mechanism:

High G-A trill, without split E, open G#

 

Keys and toneholes:

Engraving

PICCOLO

 
PICCOLO

A small instrument, however no less important for us

and for every piccolo player.

Nowhere is the cooperation between musician and instrument builder as essential as with the piccolo. Tell us your wishes.

Thanks to persistence and countless trials, we finally succeeded in laying the foundation for building piccolos that are up there

with the world's best.

INDIVIDUALITY

We can shape the grip of the handcrafted pure silver mechanism to suit your individual needs.

BODY

Using the oldest chosen woods allied with a meticulously through-constructed mechanism, we can guaranty an instrument that will take the most challenging use as well as one that has

a long life span.

HEADJOINTS

Piccolo headjoints are purely handcrafted and are each unique.

OUR CURRENT MODELS/OPTIONS

Body Material: 

Cocuswood (Brya Ebenus) /

Grenadilla (Dalbergia Melanoxylon)

Ebony 

 

Headjoint Material: 

Cocuswood (Brya Ebenus) /

Grenadilla (Dalbergia Melanoxylon)

Ebony

                    

Mechanism: full silver mechanism 

 

HEADJOINTS

HEADJOINTS

"Every piece unlike any other."

 

Over the decades we were able to improve and refine the capabilities

of our headjoints due to close cooperation with professional flutists.

 

Choose from a wide spectrum of completely different pure handmade headjoints.

UNIQUENESS

Through handmade individuality,

we can present you with a multitude of possibilities in sound, response, virtuosity and musicality.

MATERIAL

The employ of diverse rare metals allows us to influence various sonic needs and wishes.

COMPATIBILITY

We can adapt our headjoints also to other brands of flutes, in order to achieve heightened musicality.

OUR CURRENT MODELS/OPTIONS

Tube

 

Silver,

silver with a proportion of gold

8K red, white, yellow gold.

14K red, white, yellow gold.

 

Lipplate

 

Silver,8K red, white, yellow gold.

14K red, white, yellow gold.

Extras

 

Lipplate engraving, crown with insert,

gold or silver "wings."