Grenaditte headjoints by G.M.I.C.

G.M.I.C. in Taiwan is a company focussed on the manufacturing of flutes and headjoints made of grenaditte. Grenaditte is a new material specially developed for woodwind instruments. The goal was to have a substitute for real grenadilla wood, with very similar acoustic characteristics, but without the disadvantages of real wood. Compared to grenadilla wood, grenaditte is absolutely insensitive to humidity or temperature changes. And cracking is impossible with this new material.

The G.M.I.C. headjoint has an interesting new design feature: The crown has been replaced by an acoustic chamber. Therefore, both the left and right ear of the performer can hear the subtle changes of tone more evenly and clearly. The riser is hand cut for an excellent response.

The grenaditte headjoint by G.M.I.C. opens up a new dimension of sound for every concert flute. It gives the flute a warm, expressive sound which is usually typical for wooden flutes. The headjoint with a silver tenon can be fitted to almost any flute brand. The original headjoint can still be played alternatively. So whatever the occasion, there is always the perfect sound characteristics available. The G.M.I.C. headjoint is also perfectly suited for flutists with allergy problems.

G.M.I.C. headjoint, Grenaditte, with case € 549,00
Fitting to your flute € 23,80

To allow us to fit the G.M.I.C. headjoint to your flute, you will have to send us your instrument, safely packed and postage paid. Our shipping address will be sent to you in your order confirmation. In case you want to return the G.M.I.C. headjoint, the cost for the fitting will not be refunded. Furthermore we will keep an amount of € 30.00 for depreciation of value.

VIENTO flute FL 258 – G.M.I.C.

VIENTO flute FL 258 – G.M.I.C.

With the new G.M.I.C. Grenaditte headjoint the VIENTO FL 258 offers the special, warm and expressive sound characteristics typical of a wooden flute but at a much more affordable price. The Grenaditte headjoint gives the flute a tone colour close to that of a grenadilla flute and can even surpass a wooden flute in the low register. The riser is hand cut and optimized for an easy and precise response.

Material: Grenaditte headjoint by G.M.I.C., Taiwan, with body and foot nickel silver, silver plated. E mechanism, french keys, German springs, offset G, wooden case and carry bag. 5 year warranty.

Flute VIENTO FL 258 – G.M.I.C.closed holes € 1.277,00
Flute VIENTO FL 258 R – holes € 1.291,00

VIENTO flute FL 308 R - G.M.I.C.

VIENTO flute FL 308 R - G.M.I.C.

The FL 308 with G.M.I.C. headjoint and body and foot in silver 925 is the top-of-the-line model offered from VIENTO. Its sound characteristic is similar to a grenadilla wood flute. In addition the FL 308 G.M.I.C. features an excellent dynamic as well as a wide overtone spectrum. The riser is hand cut for an easy and precise response. The FL 308 has an outstanding “look and feel”with elegant, engraved French keys.

Material: Grenaditte headjoint by G.M.I.C., Taiwan. Sterling silver body and foot. E mechanism, offset G, French keys, German springs, engravings, wooden case and carry bag. 5 year warranty.

Flute VIENTO FL 308 – G.M.I.C.closed holes € 2.481,00
Flute VIENTO FL 308 R – holes € 2.501,00
Headjoint VIENTO, Silver 925

As an option we offer the VIENTO headjoint in silver 925. Then the flute can be played with two different sound characteristics, matching the respective musical requirements.

Headjoint VIENTO, Silver 925, with case € 499,00