Since the first Muramatsu Flute was created in 1923 by the late Koichi Muramatsu, thousands of artists throughout the world have chosen Muramatsu over all other makes. The research department constantly seeks to improve the instrument and their endless efforts are creating the unique Muramatsu sound prized by artists in every part of the world. Extensive technical research in the their laboratory has led to the development of the amazingly accurate Muramatsu scale, acclaimed as the finest. All are supplied complete with a deluxe case. Today the factory carries on the same tradition of excellence in flute-making, under the direction of his son, Osamu. Every flute that bears the Muramatsu name is built with the care and precision that has earned Muramatsu its reputation as one of the world’s finest professional flutes. Today they sell more professional model flutes worldwide than any other flute maker.