David Chu Headjoints

Flute Pro Shop takes great pride in selling the very best examples of the art of flute making.   Therefore, FPS will not devalue any instrument in the inventory, nor will become involved in price wars.  In this way, FPS customers will always know the real price of the instruments.


The colors of David Chu's exquisite headjoints, made of exotic woods from around the world, are a visual representation of the tonal colors they make available to the performer.  Alan Weiss of the Haynes Flute Company made me aware of these fabulous headjoints  last year, and I am totally taken with them.  My personal favorite is the heavy wall grenadilla, which has a dark, walnut-quality sound.  I have learned that the darker the wood, the darker and more complex the sound.  Wooden headjoints enhance music of the Baroque, Mozart, chamber music, and are a wonderful blend in a woodwind quintet.  Experience for yourself the difference when playing works like the Nielson Quintet...the lines with clarinet are quite simply illuminated.

“David Chu creates a variety of wood headjoints in a choice of contemporary and traditional styles which capture a wide spectrum of timbre and response. His craftsmanship as a headjoint-maker is superb and complements the flutist seeking the most beautiful sound and quick response. He understands and has mastered his art, having been both a flute-maker of modern-day instruments as well as one of the world’s leading restorers of antique Boehm flutes.  David’s artistry rivals today’s very best headjoint makers, such as Haynes, with his unique specialization in exotic woods.”

Alan Weiss

The collection of Chu headjoints is always variable here at FPS.  We will always have granadilla and boxwood, and frequently have on hand Mopane, Ebony, Cocobolo, and more.  


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