Sankyo Silversonic Flute
The Sankyo Silversonic Flute is handmade with sterling silver tubing. French style pointed tonearms, NEL*, E mechanism. Very popular with flautists looking for ease of playing and excellent sound quality.
Hand cut sterling silver head joint
Sterling silver tubing
*The NEL is built into the Sankyo flute tube in the lower G tonehole making the opening smaller. It facilitates a high E that speaks easily without the conventional split-E mechanism. The NEL is standard on all Sankyo flutes.
An obsession with sound is the driving force behind Sankyo. Founded by three men from humble beginnings, Kikuo Hisakura, Hideo Takei and Taichi Oki relentlessly pursued their vision of building handmade flutes not as simply a manufacturing process or science, but to elevate flute-making to an art. They wanted to capture a sound that inspires and fulfills.
When Hisakura, Takei and Oki formed their own company in 1968, they were motivated by their passion to express their technical expertise and more importantly, their artistry. They invested in their shared dream and built the first Sankyo flutes in a garage. While our founders worked tirelessly to grow their new company, they had not imagined that Sankyo would evolve into the international success of today.