Flute Overview

Elite Flute

The Burkart Elite Flute:

The Burkart Elite flute is a handmade custom flute with soldered tone holes, featuring Burkart’s micro-Link™ pinless mechanism. Every flute option and customization is available in the Elite flute.

Elite Flutes are available starting at $14,400.

The Burkart Professional Flute:

The Burkart Professional model is handmade with the same custom built keys found on the Elite model. As of February, 2013, all Professional flutes are crafted with Burkart’s micro-Link™ pinless mechanism. This flute has drawn tone holes. The drawn tone hole is extruded from the material of the body tube. The Professional flute is only available in B Foot and A=442.

Professional flutes are available starting at $10,500.

FeatureLillian Burkart EliteLillian Burkart Professional
Scalemicro-Link™ Pinless Mechanism 
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micro-Link™ Pinless Mechanism
Tone HolesSoldered
Drawn
MetalsPlatinum

Platinum

The Burkart platinum flute is made with a .011" wall of an extraordinary alloy, SSP, which intensifies the Burkart characteristics of resonance, responsiveness, and projection. Our platinum flutes are the most stable in terms of response and offer the flutist the most extreme dynamic possibilities.



14K Rose Gold

14K Rose Gold

Our classic 14K gold flutes feature the traditional rose or white gold alloys. The 14K flute produces a full, deep, rich timbre.
A solid 14K rose gold mechanism is also offered on the Elite model, and extends the magnificence of the gold Burkart flute. A gold mechanism will not tarnish and retains its luster for many lifetimes of enjoyment.



14K White Gold

14K White Gold

Our white gold tube produces an especially clear, resonant sound with excellent overtones and a wide palette.



10K Rose Gold

10K Rose Gold

The 10K rose gold flute offers the flutist the opportunity to explore the added depth of gold while retaining the beautiful brilliance of a silver flute. The 10K gold Lillian Burkart Elite flute is made with solid gold tubing in a 0.014" wall thickness. It has silver tone holes, rings, and keywork. The standard flute includes a silver embouchure, with an optional upgrade to a 14K embouchure.



5-95 Platinum Enhanced Silver

5-95 Platinum Enhanced Silver

Made from 5% pure platinum and 95% pure silver, with a wall thickness of 0.016", this flute delivers an increased spectrum of color, as with gold or platinum, but with considerably less weight. Combining focused sound and good projection, the dynamics and intensity are greater than with sterling silver.



998 Silver

998 Silver

Our 998 silver flute has the tonal depth, color, and projection of a platinum flute, the warmth of a gold flute, and yet speaks with the shimmer and brilliance of a silver flute. The resonance of this flute is the result of its extraordinary 99.8% pure silver tube that is both hard and reflective. Hardness imparts vibrancy, color, and a beautiful distinction in the sound of the Lillian Burkart Elite 998 silver flute.



9K Gold on Silver

9K Gold on Silver

The exterior of the body and headjoint are 9K gold and the interior is sterling silver. The tubing is crafted in 0.016" wall thickness, of which the 9K gold layer comprises 20%. This flute marries the best tonal qualities of gold and silver. Rich in aesthetic appeal, the 9K Gold & Silver flute is extremely rewarding to play.



.018″ Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Burkart's™ standard silver flutes are made of sterling silver (92.5% silver).
0.018" The darkest, roundest, and most robust sound in the sterling silver family



.016″ Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Burkart's™ standard silver flutes are made of sterling silver (92.5% silver).
0.016" Our most popular wall thickness with a solid, warm timbre



.014″ Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Burkart's™ standard silver flutes are made of sterling silver (92.5% silver).
0.014" The most shimmer, delicacy, and "spin" in the sound 

9K Gold on Silver

9K Gold on Silver

The exterior of the body and headjoint are 9K gold and the interior is sterling silver. The tubing is crafted in 0.016" wall thickness, of which the 9K gold layer comprises 20%. This flute marries the best tonal qualities of gold and silver. Rich in aesthetic appeal, the 9K Gold & Silver flute is extremely rewarding to play.



.018″ Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Burkart's™ standard silver flutes are made of sterling silver (92.5% silver).
0.018" The darkest, roundest, and most robust sound in the sterling silver family



.016″ Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Burkart's™ standard silver flutes are made of sterling silver (92.5% silver).
0.016" Our most popular wall thickness with a solid, warm timbre

French Pointed ArmsIncludedIncluded
Gold SpringsIncludedIncluded
G Donut (High-E Faciltator)IncludedIncluded
GizmoIncludedIncluded
G KeysInline
or Offset
available
Inline
or Offset
available
Foot JointB or C AvailableB Foot Only
Tonal VoicingIncludedNot Available
C# Trill Key
AvailableAvailable
Split-E on Offset G
AvailableAvailable
Split-E on In-line GAvailableAvailable
D# Roller
AvailableAvailable
Convertible B/C Foot joint
AvailableNot Available
Closed HoleAvailableAvailable
Key Engraving
AvailableNot Available
Key CustomizationAvailableNot Available
14K MechanismAvailable on 14K Gold and Platinum FlutesNot Available