The head joint and embouchure hole are considered the most important parts of the flute since they enable the flutist to produce and control the sound.
With SANKYO head joints both edges of the embouchure have been slightly rounded and the plate height and embouchure have been altered to allow for a larger and richer variety of tones.
SANKYO offers several types of head joints to suit the preference of different flutists. All head joints are available in the following materials.
The ST head joint family contains three design variations on the classic sankyo standard lip plate. This family features a very rich breadth of tone color and ease of control combined with a well-balanced resonance between all registers. This family consists of three options designated by ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3.
[ ST-1 ]
Favoring the lower register, this headjoint will facilitate deep and rich tone colors.
[ ST-2 ]
Sankyo's standard head joint provides a balanced resonance equally across all registers.
This head joint favors the upper register and promotes brighter tone colors.
The RT head joint family contains three design variations on the modern Sankyo original lip plate. This family features deeper tone colors in the lower register and an impressive response across the registers with this original lip plate. This family consists of three different options, designated by RT-1, RT-2 and RT-3.
Favoring the lower register, this headjoint will facilitate dynamic tones.
[ RT-2 ]
Sankyo's newest head joint style, featuring a good combination of RT-1 and RT-3 element, provides a balanced resonance throughout registers.
[ RT-3 ]
This Head joint favors the upper register and promotes brilliant tone colors.
FT head joint style is designed to offer a stable and an even sound quality across the registers. Its lush tone colors in upper regiter is notable.