The Muramatsu flute was created in 1923 by the late Koichi Muramatsu. His son, Osamu Muramatsu, took up the family business and his son, Akio Muramatsu, carries on the tradition of excellence in flute-making today.
Ervin Monroe, the former principal flute of the Detroit Symphony, has been a part of the American presence of the Muramatsu flute from the very beginning. Osamu Muramatsu personally selected Mr. Monroe to be president of the new North American distributorship, Muramatsu America, in 1995.
With a reputation of one of the world's finest flute makers, Muramatsu sells more professional model flutes than any other flute manufacturer in the world.
One of the most famous flutists in the world, James Galway, owns plays several Muramatsu flute, including a 24K gold flute.
The Muramatsu flute was introduced to the U.S. in 1975. For me personally, this was a life changing event. I wanted a new, higher end flute, but the wait for a Haynes was nearly two years. I was at the National Flute Association Convention in San Francisco in 1977 and bought a Muramatsu flute right off the convention floor. I just loved the instrument. I still play it today, although I have replaced the head joint with one made by Oskaloosa, Iowa flute maker, Alton McCanless.
Muramatsu offers several models...
14k Gold Models
18k and 24k gold flutes are available as special orders
The Muramatsu company offers service for their instruments. All Muramatsu flutes are made in their factory in Tokorozawa, Japan.
Instruments are sent on a 7-day trial so that you can determine if this is the correct flute for you.
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